School judged ‘outstanding’ in every area

Wyberton Primary School mark their 'outstanding' Ofsted report.
Wyberton Primary School mark their 'outstanding' Ofsted report.

A primary school near Boston is ‘bursting with pride’ after the Government’s education watchdog judged it as ‘outstanding’ in every regard.

Wyberton Primary School, in Saundergate Lane, has received top marks from Ofsted following an inspection in July.

It has been assessed as ‘outstanding’, the highest rating available to inspectors, for its overall effectiveness, effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for pupils and early years provision.

It is an improvement on its previous rating (from July, 2011) when it was judged as ‘good’ (one rating lower) with some outstanding elements, and the report notes the school has ‘improved continually and markedly since the last inspection’.

Other comments include that leadership is ‘of the highest calibre’ and teaching ‘outstanding throughout the school’.

There is also praise for the school’s nursery setting, which opened last year, where, inspectors say ‘skilled staff plan excellent activities for the children to ensure that they make gains in all areas rapidly’.

In a statement to the Standard, the school said staff and governors were ‘bursting with pride’ and ‘overjoyed’ with the latest report.

Executive headteacher Helen Richardson said: “We aspire to provide the best possible education, strive for the highest academic standards and have as much fun doing it as we can.

“To be judged outstanding is amazing and we are thrilled with this outcome. However, it won’t change what we have always done and what we will continue to do.”

It terms of improvements, inspectors said pupils should be given greater access to classical culture, especially classical literature.