Ofsted says Wellingborough school ‘good in all areas’

Pupils and staff from All Saints Primary, Wellingborough, are celebrate on their new ampitheatre after the school received a good rating in its latest Ofsted report.
Pupils and staff from All Saints Primary, Wellingborough, are celebrate on their new ampitheatre after the school received a good rating in its latest Ofsted report.

Staff and pupils are celebrating after getting a good report from Ofsted inspectors.

All Saints CEVA Primary School in Castle Street, Wellingborough, has gone from satisfactory to good after inspectors visited the school in November.

The report highlights many areas in which the school does well, including good teaching, pupils achieve well in writing, reading and increasingly in maths, pupils enjoy going to school, they have a positive attitude to learning and get on well with each other as well as adults in school.

Inspectors also praised headteacher Darren Smith, with the report stating: “The headteacher has led the transformation of many aspects of the school so that it provides a rich and stimulating environment for learning.”

Mr Smith said he was hugely proud of the staff and pupils, and said: “In 2011 we had an Ofsted and went from good to satisfactory.

“Two years later we have managed to get back to good under the more rigorous inspection.

“That’s down to the dedication, commitment and hard work of all members of the school community.”

Head girl Sophie Wenje, 10, and head boy Nathan Warboys, 11, helped show the inspectors around the school.

Sophie said: “We told them about what we learn in our school and how we do it.

“Our teachers make learning fun.”

The school and nursery, for youngsters aged three to 11, is also celebrating after recently being awarded the Artsmark award, the addition of a new amphitheatre and completion of a substantial refurbishment of the school, which was supported by the Diocese of Peterborough.

Despite being rated good in all areas, the Ofsted report identified some areas for improvement, including improving teaching further so more is outstanding by increasing the pace and challenge of a few lessons and developing the school’s monitoring systems further.

To read the report in full go to www.ofsted.gov.uk and search for All Saints Primary School, Wellingborough.