‘Good’ rat­ing for school

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

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.

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