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Morton CE Primary School

Morton CE Primary School

OfSTED and SIAMS Inspections





We are delighted to attach a copy of our latest Ofsted report to this press release following a two-day visit by OfSTED in March 2013.

We are extremely proud of our new overall grading of ‘Good’, which represents a rapid move forward from our previous grading of ‘Satisfactory’ in June 2011. This is as a direct result of the continuing tireless work of all of those involved with the school; children, staff, governors and parents.

We are delighted with the very positive comments about the school. The inspector recognised our school as one that has improved quickly and understands how to progress still further. He recognised that academic standards and standards of teaching and learning have risen rapidly over the last three years.

Our recent SIAMS Section 48 Church Schools inspection graded our school as an Outstanding Church School. Please do read our report as it reflects the caring and supportive ethos of our school.

We are immensely pleased with so many comments in the report. It clearly identifies the central role that the children play in our school and how their behaviour and attitude towards school is central to our ethos and atmosphere. Some comments are copied for you below:

  • The school is a calm and well-ordered community. Pupils enjoy school. They behave well and feel safe.
  • Lesson activities promote thorough learning and good understanding. Teachers know all about pupils’ individual needs, and give them good advice on how to improve their work.
  • School leaders keep a close check on the quality of teaching. Staff training and an eagerness to work together for improvement have improved teaching since the last inspection.
  • Pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics has risen sharply since the last inspection. The standards reached in English by pupils currently in the school have caught up and are now as high as those in mathematics.
  • Teachers have high expectations and expect pupils to work hard. Their subject knowledge is good and their explanations are clear. They use what they know of pupils’ capabilities to plan activities that are suitably demanding for all groups of pupils.
  • Pupils show respect for others and a willingness to learn. The school is calm and orderly, a place where teachers can teach, and pupils can learn, purposefully and effectively.
  • Leaders and managers have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They keep all aspects of its work under careful scrutiny. Staff are ambitious for the school and as a team they collaborate well in seeking further improvement for the pupils. The targets in the school’s development plan are ambitious but realistic.

Please also see a link to the Standards Database for the school and details of how we use our Pupil Premium and Sport Premium funding: