‘Improving’ Northampton primary school is no longer rated “inadequate”

Lumbertubs Primary School has received a positive Ofsted report (Pic from Lumbertubs Primary School Twitter)
Lumbertubs Primary School has received a positive Ofsted report (Pic from Lumbertubs Primary School Twitter)
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A primary school in Northampton has come out of ‘special measures’ after Ofsted inspectors found the quality of teaching had improved.

Lumbertubs Primary School, sponsored by The Collaborative Academies Trust, has been in rated “inadequate” since May 2014.

But, following an inspection last month, it has now been moved up into the “requires improvement” category.

The Ofsted report states: “The headteacher and deputy headteacher are determined and uncompromising. They have brought about necessary changes rapidly and, as a result, they have eradicated inadequate teaching and pupils’ poor performance across the school.

“The school’s middle leaders mirror the same commitment and determination as senior leaders. They are effective in challenging their colleagues

to improve outcomes for pupils.

“Pupils’ attitudes to learning are good. Their behaviour around school is also good.”

Kevin Crossley, Chief Executive of the Collaborative Academies Trust, said he was delighted that Lumbertubs had come out of ‘special measures’.

He said: “The academy has been rightly praised for the improvements which have been made in under two years. Furthermore, the rating of ‘good’ for ‘leadership and judgement’ is public acknowledgement of the role headteacher Ceri Cook and her deputy Sue Waller have played in those improvements.

“I was also pleased to note Ofsted’s recognition that ‘the incisive support of the Collaborative Academies Trust (CAT) academy learning adviser has been instrumental in supporting school leaders to bring about these changes in teachers’ performance and pupils’ outcomes’.”