Titchmarsh school continues to be good, says Ofsted

Titchmarsh Primary School in September, when it was visited by namesake and TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh.
Titchmarsh Primary School in September, when it was visited by namesake and TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh.

Inspectors from Ofsted say Titchmarsh Primary School continues to be good.

A recent inspection found that the school was maintaining a good quality of education since its last inspection five years ago.

Executive headteacher Ed Carlyle paid tribute to students and staff at the school.

He said: “The staff at Titchmarsh are a highly-skilled and dedicated team who always strive for the very best for our children and I am delighted that the report reflects their hard work so clearly.

“Our pupils made the inspector very welcome and were keen to share how much they love their school with him and he was clearly impressed by their enthusiasm and love of learning.”

The Ofsted report praised Mr Carlyle, who only joined the school in January.

In a letter to the headteacher, Ofsted said: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

“Parents and staff value the school’s positive and encouraging culture.

“Their pride in being part of the Titchmarsh Primary School community is striking.

“Your school’s increasing popularity reflects its strong reputation for helping pupils, of all abilities and needs, to succeed.

“Thirty-four parents left comments about the school on the online survey, Parent View.”

The report also praised the school’s close link with Warmington School.

The letter added: “Your school’s unity with another local school, where you are also the executive headteacher, has been an important factor in improving the quality of leadership and teaching throughout Titchmarsh.

“You and your staff value the opportunities the unity provides for sharing best practice.”