A primary school where pupils ‘enjoy their fun learning’ has been given a 'good' rating in all areas by Ofsted

A primary school where pupils ‘enjoy their fun learning’ has been given a 'good' rating in all areas by Ofsted

By Jill Dando News

An Ofsted school inspection report rated West Huntspill Primary Academy near Highbridge in Somerset 'good' in all categories.

The high-flying school received was highly rated for its quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, and leadership and management.

It follows a fabulous two years since it joined The Priory Learning Trust in 2022. It was previously rated as inadequate in April 2021.

The report said: “Pupils are happy to come to West Huntspill Primary Academy. They enjoy school because it is a fun place to learn.”

Inspectors praised the high expectations of pupils’ behaviour with clear routines in place and pupils showing positive attitudes to learning and playing well together.

The report also noted that relationships between pupils and adults are positive.

And it praised the wide variety of after-school clubs enjoyed by pupils including gardening, mindfulness, dance and multi-sports.

Inspectors also added: “Most parents would recommend the school to other parents. They say the school communicates well with them and addresses any concerns they may have. “The school provides curriculum information sessions and a reading café for parents. This supports parents in knowing how to read at home with their child.”

Principal Emma Barker said: “We are all absolutely delighted with this report. Our children are at the centre of all we do and everyone has worked incredibly hard to get to this point.

“We have so many further improvements to make to make the learning for the children even better.”

Lisa Dadds, Director of Primary Education and Standards, said: “This was a brilliant endorsement or all the super work that has gone on over the last couple of years. Thanks for everyone for all their support. The whole school community is thriving.”

The popular academy still has places available for a September 2024 start.

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