Inspectors say Corby primary school is good in all areas

Headteacher Louise Blair is delighted with the school's Ofsted report
Headteacher Louise Blair is delighted with the school's Ofsted report

Staff and pupils at a Corby school are celebrating after being rated as good by Ofsted.

Inspectors have said St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School is good in all areas following a two-day visit in July.

The report has just been published and can be read in full by clicking here.

Headteacher Louise Blair said: “We are absolutely delighted.

“It’s been a lot of hard work from all the staff and governors over the past two years and we are absolutely ecstatic.

“It’s a big improvement and the school has come a long way in the past two years.

“There has been hard work and dedication from all the staff involved and the governors.

“We are well supported by our parents too.

“It’s a whole team effort, it’s so lovely to celebrate it.

“This is what we wanted, we were striving for it.

“We knew that we had things in place to be a good school and we all believed we were a good school.”

One of the key findings from the report was that leadership and management has improved since the previous inspection, which said the school required improvement.

It also said teaching and learning are now good, with leaders and managers having a good focus on all pupils achieving their best.

The report also said: “Pupils are inquisitive, friendly and respectful towards their peers and adults.

“The children in the nursery and reception classes get off to a good start and achieve well.”

Inspectors said attendance has improved over the past three years, pupils are mature and work hard in their lessons, and behaviour is good throughout the school.

While delighted with the result, Mrs Blair said she believes they can go on to improve even further.

She said: “We believe we have got the potential here at St Patrick’s to be even better than good.

“We have shared the news with the parents, we sent a letter out to them.

“It’s a great start to the school year and it is a great place to be.”

Following the Ofsted success, all children from Year 1 to Year 6 will be rewarded with a trip to the cinema in November.

The school has 241 children aged three to 11.