Chilton Foliat Primary School celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted reportPupils and staff at Chilton Foliat Primary School are celebrating after the school was rated ‘good’ following a recent Ofsted inspection.
In October 2017 Ofsted rated the school as ‘requires improvement’. Now the school has leapt to ‘good’ overall and in all four categories which encompass the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.
Inspectors noted in the report that pupils were proud of their school and that they were polite and courteous and conducted themselves well. They praised pupils’ cooperation with each other, regardless of age, with older children relishing being positive role models for younger pupils.
Pupils and staff were applauded for living out the school’s values of thankfulness, courage and love. Parents and carers were also mentioned in the report for their appreciation of the strong pastoral support from staff and the feeling that their children are cared for and happy in school.
Pupils responded well to the high expectations placed upon them by their teachers. Ofsted inspectors gave particular credit to the leaders and governors who are ambitious for their pupils and have focused on improving the curriculum and the quality of education that pupils receive.
The strong partnership with the local community was also highlighted in the report. This is demonstrated in the new purpose-built building which houses the Year 5 and 6 classroom and the Chilton Foliat Community Clubhouse. The clubhouse is used by Chilton Club Childcare, which runs the school’s Early Birds Club, After School Club and Holiday Club. The Clubhouse is also available for use by the local community.
Katie Turner, Headteacher of Chilton Foliat Primary School since September 2018, said, “We are absolutely delighted with the recent Ofsted report which demonstrates the talent and unswerving commitment, determination and sheer hard work of all our staff and the school governors.”
“We would like to thank the parents and families for their overwhelmingly positive engagement and support. Not least, we would also like to congratulate our children who have represented our school with confidence and spirit and whose enthusiasm and positivity for learning make this school a very special place.”