Rothwell school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted grade

Pupils and staff at the school celebrate.
Pupils and staff at the school celebrate.

A Rothwell school says they are proud after being awarded a grade of ‘good’ by education watchdog Ofsted.

Rothwell Victoria Infant School was praised by the regulators after an inspection in July this year.

The school’s leadership was praised, with the parental community found to be very positive about the school.

Pupils were found to be happy and enjoying learning, and confident at what they were doing.

Executive headteacher Lee Hurling said: “The children are proud of their school.

“The children’s behaviour around school is good.

“Children socialise well together and support each other when learning.

“The vast majority of parents would recommend the school to others as a place of learning and care.

“The children, staff, governors and everyone connected with the school are extremely proud to have secured this judgement.”

A letter to Mr Hurling from inspector Jan Connor read: “You and your leadership team work effectively together to provide good leadership to the staff team.

“You demonstrate a resolute commitment to raising standards in the school and are well supported by the executive deputy headteacher, the deputy headteacher and head of learning and teaching.

“As a team, you have a sound knowledge of your school’s strengths and areas for development.”