‘Good’ Ofsted for rural Valley school

NEWS: News.
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A Ribble Valley primary school is looking to a bright future after being praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Ofsted inspectors recently visited Simonstone St Peter’s Church of England Primary School and it received an overall “Good” grade.

Officers praised the quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, early years provision, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The report said: “Teaching in the school is good and there is a clear focus on developing pupils’ basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics.

“Staff morale is high and, despite the many extra responsibilities that a small school brings, subject leaders are knowledgeable about their subjects and resolute in their quest to ensure pupils do as well as they can.”

It added: “Pupils of all ages behave well both in lessons and at play. They are polite, open and friendly. Their attitudes to learning is good, but occasionally a few pupils do not concentrate as well as they could.

“Overall, leadership is good at the school, children are taught well, but are also nurtured and valued in a well-resourced bright and welcoming environment.”