Irthlingborough school goes from requiring improvement to good

The junior school has improved on the rating from its previous inspection two years ago

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 13th February 2020, 4:31 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 4:39 pm

Pupils, staff and governors from this Irthlingborough school are celebrating after being rated good by Ofsted.

Irthlingborough Junior School in College Street was judged as a good school following a two-day inspection carried out last month.

The inspectors recognised the school has significantly improved since its last assessment in 2018, where the school was judged to be requiring improvement.

Irthlingborough Junior School has been rated as good (Google image)

The report said: “Pupils are proud of their school.

"They like what has been done to make the school better."

The report said pupils care for each other and are keen to take on positions of responsibility such as being anti-bullying ambassadors.

Inspectors said leaders prepare pupils well for the next stages in learning and for life beyond the school.

The inspectors were particularly impressed by the schools’ improved curriculum, effective safeguarding arrangements and projects such as ‘forest schools’.

The report also recognised the school for its strong mathematics teaching and wide range of residential visits.

Headteacher Nick Garley said: “To turn the school from requires improvement to good in such a short space of time has required a concerted effort from all our children, staff, governors and the trust.

"We are so very proud of the achievements of our team and I would like to thank everyone involved for their continued support and commitment to the school."

Mr Garley also added: “We will continue to strive to achieve high standards and performance and learn from the recommendations of the report.”

The report will be published on the Ofsted website on Monday, February 24.

Irthlingborough Junior School is part of the Learning for Life Education Trust, established in April 2015 following several years of close collaboration between the schools of Irthlingborough

and Finedon.

The junior school has 428 children aged seven to 11 on its roll.