Wellingborough school needs improvements, says Ofsted

Inspectors have said Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough needs improvement
Inspectors have said Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough needs improvement

Inspectors have said a school needs to make changes following a recent inspection.

Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough has been judged as requiring improvement after inspectors visited it last month.

While they said the early years provision was good, they said the school needed to improve in each of the other assessment areas of leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching and achievement of pupils.

Areas needing improvement include pupils’ achievement because attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is not as good as it could be and behaviour as pupils do not all pay attention in some classes.

However, it also says the school’s strengths include the acting headteacher and senior leaders now having a clear understanding of areas to improve.

Acting principal for the school, which became an academy under The Education Fellowship in May 2013, Anne Binns said: “We are delighted with the report as it reflects two years of hard work from our dedicated staff team and it has fully recognised our considerable strengths.

“We really appreciate the support our parents have given us in making considerable changes as we continue to raise the bar on what we want to achieve here at Olympic.

“We are already working on our next steps which will ensure we achieve a good judgment and we look forward to continuing to work with The Education Fellowship to offer educational excellence for all of our wonderful pupils.”