Pupils and staff at Corby primary school ‘Happy’ with good Ofsted report

Pupils and staff at Beanfield Primary School are very happy with their latest Ofsted report
Pupils and staff at Beanfield Primary School are very happy with their latest Ofsted report

Pupils and staff are celebrating after inspectors said their school has improved significantly on its previous inspection and is now rated as good.

Beanfield Primary School in Corby has been graded as good in all areas following a two-day inspection in July.

Inspectors said strong leadership from the principal and senior leaders has enhanced the quality of teaching in the school and improved pupils’ outcomes.

They also said the school’s curriculum is broad and balanced, the school provides a broad range of opportunities for pupils to take part in extra-curricular learning in other subjects, the provision for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong, and pupils are adequately prepared for life in modern Britain.

They also reported that the school has fostered good relationships with the wider community and communicates well with parents and carers, pupils are respectful of their environment and take pride in their school, behaviour is good, and pupils across the school make good progress from their starting points.

The school’s principal Leyton Smith said: “We are absolutely delighted with this grading by Ofsted.

“It reflects the hard work and commitment that has gone on at all levels over the past couple of years to take us from a school that requires improvement to one that achieved good judgements across the board.

“We are very proud and look forward to building on this success.”

Dr Andrew Campbell, chief executive of the Brooke Weston Trust (BWT), said: “Everyone at BWT is absolutely delighted for the children and staff at Beanfield.

“We are very proud of them.

“The school is completely transformed from when we began working with it four years ago.”

The school celebrated its Ofsted results by singing en-masse.

About 600 students assembled in the playground at the end of the day to sing ‘Happy’ to assembled parents, a song they had been practising for two weeks prior to the performance.

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