Ofsted says Wellingborough primary school has taken action to improve since last inspection

Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough
Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough

A school has been praised for taking action after being told it needed to improve by Ofsted.

Inspectors from Ofsted visited Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough in March and said the academy required improvement in the four areas of leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching and achievement of pupils.

We are passionately committed to improving further and are determined to ensure we achieve a good grading by our next inspection

Anne Binns

The only area rated as good was the early years provision.

A monitoring inspection has since taken place at the school and the results of the visit on June 2 are now available for parents to see online.

The letter outlining the outcome of the monitoring inspection states: “Senior leaders, governors and the sponsor are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection.

“The academy should take further action to rapidly close the attainment gaps so that more pupils achieve age-related expectations or better, particularly in mathematics and writing, by the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.”

The letter said the school has responded quickly to the outcomes of the last inspection, the headteacher and other leaders have demonstrated a determination and commitment to improve outcomes for pupils and the school’s action plan focuses correctly on the areas identified in the recent report.

Acting principal Anne Binns said: “We are pleased that the recent monitoring visit recognises the determined efforts all staff, governors and The Education Fellowship have put into improving the life chances for our pupils here at Olympic Primary School.

“We are passionately committed to improving further and are determined to ensure we achieve a good grading by our next inspection.”

The trust was also praised following the visit, stating that it demonstrates a clear resolve to raise standards at the school.

Johnson Kane, CEO of The Education Fellowship, said: “We’re pleased to support the continued progress being made at Olympic and together with the staff, pupils, parents and the local governing body The Education Fellowship will be relentlessly focused on securing the very best outcomes for the children.

“The plans we have in place will ensure the school secures its good Ofsted judgement on the way to becoming an outstanding school.”

Ofsted may carry out further monitoring inspections and, where necessary, provide further support to the school.

To read the findings of the monitoring visit, go to www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted and search for Olympic Primary School.

The Education Fellowship was founded in 2012 and has nine academies in the county, including Rushden Academy, Wrenn School and Windmill Primary School in Raunds.