‘Polite and courteous’ pupils help Northampton primary school achieve ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Abbey Primary School has received a 'Good' Ofsted report
Abbey Primary School has received a 'Good' Ofsted report

Ofsted inspectors have praised the “outstanding” behaviour at a primary school in Northampton where all pupils are “extremely polite and courteous”.

The Abbey Primary School, in Delapre, was inspected by the Government’s education watchdog in March and, in a report of the visit, the school has given an overall rating of “good”.

The report states the behaviour at the school is outstanding because the pupils “get on well together, are keen to work hard and listen attentively. The report states: “They attempt new tasks with enthusiasm and confidence and this has a very positive influence on the good learning and achievement seen in classrooms during the inspection.”

The inspectors also found the school is led and managed well by headteacher Renuka Popat who provides “strong leadership.”

The report states: “She knows the school well and has a clear vision for its future development.

”Leaders, managers and governors are effective in making sure that teaching and pupils’ achievement are improving.

”Governors have a good understanding of pupils’ performance and the quality of teaching. They are skilful in holding leaders to account for pupils’ achievement.

”Pupils’ behaviour is excellent and their attendance is improving. They are polite and keen to help others. They enjoy being able to contribute to all aspects of the school’s life.”

Mrs Popat said the report was recognition of the considerable effort made by the whole school community including staff, governors, pupils, parents and volunteers and thanked all concerned for their continued support.