‘Good’ rating for school
MOTTRAM St Andrew Primary School has been rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.
The school, which converted to an academy in April 2011, was rated ‘outstanding’ when inspectors last visited in the same year.
This time the school was praised for ‘superb work’ in the creative arts, with pupils with special educational needs said to ‘thrive’ due to ‘excellent help and support’.
Provision in the early years was also said to be outstanding.
Pupils’ behaviour was excellent, the report stated, with children keen to learn and showing ‘very positive attitudes to school, their work and one another’.
Subjects such as history and science were also said to be ‘brought to life by imaginative approaches to teaching and learning’ and pupils reached standards in reading, writing and mathematics that were ‘usually above average’. The school was not yet outstanding however, inspectors said, as the previously high standards in English and mathematics had dipped in the last two years.
Progress across Key Stage 2 had also been faster in some classes than others, particularly for some of the most able, and until recently, leaders’ and governors’ improvement plans had not been suitably ambitious for some pupils.