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Outstanding result for Cranbourne Primary School

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Ofsted inspectors judged Cranbourne Primary School to be an outstanding school in their recent November inspection.

Mrs Paula Jenkins, the new Headteacher of Cranbourne, said:

“I am thrilled that the report highlights the hard-work and commitment overtime, of the teaching staff, senior leaders and governors. Most importantly, the inspectors recognised that the pupils of Cranbourne enjoy coming to school, feel valued and cared for and are extremely proud of their school!”

The report highlighted that the new Headteacher continues to provide the inspirational leadership, and excellent teaching, established by the previous Headteacher. Senior and middle leaders maintain high expectations and aspirations for the academic and social success of every pupil and governors are highly committed and ensure the school provides an excellent education for all.

The inspectors identified that the teaching staff are a strength of the school ‘teachers’ high expectations and aspirations underpin the high quality teaching, learning and assessment in all year groups and across the curriculum’. The team also acknowledged that pupils’ attainment in core subjects is significantly above national averages and that ‘pupils relish all opportunities that school provides and have very positive attitudes to learning’.

Cllr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children, young people and learning said:

“My congratulations to the Headteacher and the whole Cranbourne School community for the outstanding Ofsted judgement. It is clear from the report that in offering a broad based curriculum, enthusiastically and expertly taught that the school helps all of its pupils to achieve to the best of their ability and also prepares them well for their future endeavours.”

View the full report online or visit our schools and learning pages for more information on the council's work with schools.