Ofsted rates New Leake Primary School ‘good’

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New Leake Primary School has been rated ‘good’ in a recent inspection by Ofsted.

The report says ‘pupils are proud of their school’, and notes they are ‘enthusiastic about learning and show respect and tolerance for others’. The report says this has helped them to ‘make good progress’.

An excerpt reads: “Pupils of all abilities make good progress and achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is good throughout the school. Teachers capture pupils’ interests, and encourage them to question and explain their answers.” The report goes on to say: “Teachers are good at encouraging pupils to learn. ‘Lessons are fun,’ was a frequent comment from pupils, talking with the inspector. Parents who responded to the online questionnaire and those who spoke to the inspector during the inspection would all recommend the school to others.”

New Leake Primary School now admits nursery children and the report describes how the school has successfully absorbed the introduction of nursery-age children and the Early Years Provision for these children and those in the reception class was judged as good. The report highlights: “All staff have high expectations and a good understanding of the needs of the children. Parents say that their children enjoy coming to school because the staff have developed a welcoming and caring environment. The parents are complimentary about all aspects of the early years’ provision.”