Kettering primary school rated ‘outstanding’ following church inspection

Pupils celebrate their outstanding status.
Pupils celebrate their outstanding status.

A Kettering primary school has been given the highest possible rating after being inspected by church education regulators.

St Mary’s CEVA Primary School in Fuller Street was awarded ‘outstanding’ in all four aspects of their recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection.

The school was praised for the significant impact it has on supporting the well-being of not only the pupils but their families.

Church inspectors praised the school for their passionate drive of high aspiration for every child, ensuring that all children make expected progress and many children make more than expected progress.

Headteacher Diane Wright said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have it recognised that all within our community feel valued as part of our school family.

“Staff and governors live and breathe the values of our school where our drive for excellence is unrelenting.

“We will continue to work tirelessly to meet the needs of all our school community.”

All who work at St Mary’s were praised for their passionate pursuit of improving the life chances of every child through successful and relentless motivation to ensure that children’s academic and well-being needs were met.

Parish priest James Mowbray said: “This report reflects the significantly positive impact that the work of the school and church have had on the whole community.

“As chairperson of the governing body, I am pleased and proud to continue to lead this outstanding setting, a place where all are dedicated to meet the academic, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each and every child within our school.”