Principal sets sights on outstanding rating after inspectors praise 'vibrant' Northampton primary school

Pupils at The Arbours celebrate the latest "good" rating.
Pupils at The Arbours celebrate the latest "good" rating.

A "vibrant" Northampton primary school is on track to "outstanding" status after scoring high in a recent inspection.

Inspectors have awarded The Arbours Primary Academy, in St Gregory's Road, off Booth Lane North, their second "good" rating in three years after an inspection in September.

If the school can keep up its track record, it could earn an "outstanding" rating in its next inspection in three years time.

A report from the inspection, published October, says: "The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

"The headteacher and other leaders are diligent, committed and have high expectations of all pupils and have created a vibrant school community where the values are at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

"Pupils [the inspector] met during the visit said that they are happy at school and know whom they would go to if they had a problem...pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain."

The Arbours Primary Academy is owned by the David Ross Education Trust.

Principal Trudy Cotchin said: “We have worked tirelessly to make many improvements for our pupils and we are all very proud of what we have achieved.

“It is wonderful that Ofsted has acknowledged the impact of our work and I would like to thank all our staff, pupils and parents for their ongoing support.

“We are incredibly pleased by our ‘Good’ rating at this inspection and we look forward to continuing our journey towards Outstanding”.