This article was published on March 24, 2013 and information contained within may now be out of date.
Spilsby Primary School has been rated as “Good” by School Inspectors. The school, previously rated as “satisfactory” was inspected between 6 and 7 March.
The rating of “Good” was welcomed by the school in a letter to parents, along with a copy of the full report which is not yet available from the Ofsted website.
In the full inspection report, the inspectors noted that “since the previous inspection the school has made marked improvements in attainment and teaching and in the roles of the subject leaders and other middle management”. The inspectors also praised the school as a “safe place and pupils say they are safe in school”.
Inspectors also commented that:
Pupils achieve well and make good progress from their starting points
Achievement in mathematics and reading is good and attainment in these subjects by the end of Key Stage 2 is above the national average
Consistently good teaching ensures that pupils do well in all classes
Children settle quickly into the Early Years Foundation Stage and make good progress in all areas of learning
Pupils say that teachers make lessons interesting and are very good at helping them improve their work
The school is improving because the leaders systematically identify any possible weaknesses in its performance and give teachers clear guidance on how they can improve both teaching and achievement
The governing body supports the school well and has the skills to ensure decisions made by the leaders are the right ones
Pupils feel safe, enjoy school and behave with courtesy and respect to teachers, visitors and each other.