Primary school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted grading

Bungay Primary pupils celebrating their recent Ofsted report.

Bungay Primary pupils celebrating their recent Ofsted report. - Credit: Archant

Staff and pupils at Bungay Primary School are celebrating after receiving a good rating from Ofsted.

The school was told it required improvement at its last inspection in January 2015, but has now been rated good in all five key areas.

The report praised headteacher Iain Owens for setting the “right tone to create a positive culture where respect and tolerance for others are well established both in principle and in practice.”

It also said staff work well as a team, pupils now make good progress and teachers plan lessons well and make clear to pupils what they are expecting them to learn.

Mr Owens said: “The hard work and dedication of all our staff is clear to see in this fabulous Ofsted report. I am so proud of my colleagues and our wonderful children and grateful for the excellent support of governors and parents. The schools achievements can now be rightly celebrated by the community which has the good school it rightly deserves.”

In order to improve further, the report said the school needs to ensure that pupils take books home to read that are appropriate for their abilities, provide increased opportunities for pupils to write in other subjects and help leaders improve the quality of evaluation of the school’s work.

Jade Howgate, chairman of governors, said: “We are thrilled to have achieved this good rating after three years of continued improving academic results with the Year 6 pupils achieving 7pc above national in July 2015 and in July 2016 we achieved 11pc above national results in the most recent SATs tests in the key measure of reading writing and maths combined. These results are a significant achievement that reflects the great teaching and learning taking place at Bungay Primary School every day from nursery to Year 6.”