Northampton primary school celebrating ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Pupils at Ecton Brook Primary School are celebrating a 'good' Oftsed rating
Pupils at Ecton Brook Primary School are celebrating a 'good' Oftsed rating

Staff and pupils at Ecton Brook Primary School in Northampton are celebrating after the school was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

After an inspection in May, inspectors found the joint headteachers and senior leaders are providing “strong direction” for the school and have

driven improvements forward rapidly since the last inspection when the school was rated as “requires improvement”.

The report states:

-“Pupils’ well-being and safety are promoted extremely well. Staff are vigilant in ensuring pupils are always safe and secure.

-”Pupils’ behaviour is good and sometimes it is excellent. Pupils have good attitudes to learning, their attendance is above average and they arrive

punctually and well-prepared for lessons.

-”Teaching is good. Teachers have high expectations for pupils’ learning and use probing questions to challenge their thinking.”

Debbie Archer and Neil Woods, joint headteachers of the school, have praised the efforts of the whole school community for their role in the continuous development of the school.

In a joint statement Mrs Archer and Mr Woods, who secured the permanent headship role in March, said: “We are pleased that the Ofsted report has recognised the commitment of staff and high level of care for the children. We have amazing children who were praised for good and outstanding behaviour and their positive attitudes to learning.

“We feel that this judgement is well deserved and our staff and community will continue to strive for the very best for our pupils.”