Corsham Primary School grows while gaining highest praise
9:00am Sunday 15th September 2013 in Latest News
Pupils and staff at Corsham Primary School have double cause to celebrate with the start of the new term.
They learned they had achieved another outstanding rating from Ofsted inspectors as they were settling into their new state-of-the-art new classroom block.
Inspectors visited the school’s two sites in June, giving it the top mark for the third time running.
The inspectors’ report says: “The quality of teaching and learning is monitored very rigorously and the information gained used very effectively.
“Teaching is outstanding with teachers ensuring a rich and varied curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils very well.”
Executive headteacher Fiona Allen said: “I’m absolutely delighted.
“The new Ofsted framework is very rigorous, and to have received this judgement for a third time is huge for the school.
“The inspection team said they were absolutely bowled over by the teamwork in the school, and that includes parents, governors, pupils and teachers, and for me that was the biggest compliment of all.”
The inspection took place a week after the school opened its new extension, with new classrooms and an additional interactive ‘immersive room’, where images are projected onto walls.
Mrs Allen said: “We had to move every classroom from Pound Pill into the new extension, which was like a military campaign.
“We only moved in the week before the inspection, so it was a little bit touch and go getting everything ready, but it all went well in the end.
“We got a lovely new library and we now have this room with a big screen projector, so if the children are writing stories we can project scenes onto the walls, which makes it very real for them.”
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