Ofsted complete focused inspections of 17 primary schools

PUBLISHED: 13:30 06 June 2014

Archant

PRIMARY schools across North Somerset were inspected over a two-week period due to concerns over poor performance.

Ofsted took a focused look at the 17 schools to determine why children in the region had a lower chance of attending good or outstanding schools compared to those in similar areas.

The schools inspected were Banwell Primary School, Burrington C of E VA Primary School, Locking Primary School, Uphill Primary School, Walliscote Primary School, Churchill C of E Primary, Christ Church C of E Primary School, St Georges VA Church Primary School, Windwhistle Primary School and six others across North Somerset.

During previous inspections six schools were graded as satisfactory or in need of improvement and 11 were graded as good.

The most recent checks found an improvement, with two schools graded as outstanding, 12 schools as good and three in need of improvement.

Regional Director for the South West, Bradley Simmons, said: “The outcome of the focused inspections presents an encouraging picture.

“I am pleased to see that the number of good and outstanding schools in North Somerset are on the rise.”

The inspections revealed a common area for improvement included a stronger focus on most able pupils and ensuring that marking helps pupils to improve.

Mr Simmons said: “The improvement is due to the hard work of teachers, school leaders and the council’s effective school improvement support its primary schools.”

More from Weston Mercury

15:38

North Somerset’s two MPs have both pledged their allegiance to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Read more

A newly-formed choral ensemble will perform festive carols this week.

Read more

A Weston-born composer provided the music for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday dinner.

Read more
17:00

Shoppers will be able to park in Weston-super-Mare for free in the run-up to Christmas.

Read more
North Somerset Council Weston-super-Mare

Outstanding building projects were recognised at an award ceremony at Weston Museum last week.

Read more

Pupils and teachers from Locking Preschool hosted a Christmas fair at the village hall this weekend.

Read more

The winner of this year’s Turnip Prize is a plastic dog on top of a bowl full of jelly.

Read more

A decision on whether almost 50 homes will be built on an industrial estate will be made soon.

Read more
11:23

Planning a wedding? The Royal Hotel’s wedding coordinator Haley Montgomery shares her top tips on winter weddings and more.

Read more
11:00

Excited children spent the morning making Christingles during a messy church service in Weston.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -1°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists