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Good news for Sandy Lane Primary School

Sandy Lane primary school

Following a recent Ofsted inspection, Sandy Lane Primary School has been rated as ‘good’ in all areas, just 14 months after receiving a ‘requires improvement’ rating during the previous visit.

Inspectors noted ‘pupils are proud to be part of Sandy Lane Primary School. Teachers have high expectations of their behaviour and learning, this helps pupils develop good attitudes, they enjoy learning together and are quick to settle in class.’

One parent stated: “The school is at the heart of the community.”

Headteacher, Neil Davies, who joined the school in 2017, has been working with staff to implement improved measures within the school. Neil, staff, children and the community were delighted when their hard work paid off at the latest Ofsted inspection. He said:

“We’re thrilled to see all the hard work put in by both staff and pupils reflected in this well-deserved ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.

“We pride ourselves in developing ambitious, aspirational learners and responsible community citizens and this rating reflects all the great things we do at Sandy Lane. I’m delighted for all involved."

Cllr Gareth Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning said:

“Everyone at Sandy Lane should be very proud of this result from Ofsted, which reflects all the hard work put into making sure pupils can thrive in a nurturing environment.

“It is important now to build on this success, to make sure everyone keeps working together. We look forward to seeing the school go from strength to strength.”

To view the full report, visit the Ofsted website.

For more information on the council’s work with schools, visit our schools and learning section.