Riddlesden St Mary’s CofE (Aided) Primary School has been judged to be good following its recent Ofsted inspection.
The school was judged to require improvement when it was previously inspected in March 2014.
In a very complimentary report, the inspectors said: “The headteacher has high expectations of pupils and staff. As a result, pupils’ outcomes and the quality of teaching have improved over time and are now good.Headteacher, Linda Wright, said: “We are delighted with Ofsted’s findings as they recognised the amount of work which everyone has put in to bring about this positive outcome.
“We are particularly pleased they recognised the robust systems which we put in place to support improvement are proving efficient and that our Governors are well informed and pro-active.”
Michael Jameson, Bradford Council’s Director of Children’s Services, said: “This is an excellent result for Riddlesden St Mary’s. Pupils, staff, parents, Governors and the wider community who have all contributed to this achievement should be very proud.”
Other comments in the report include:
- Leaders are passionate about the school’s values and promote them exceptionally well. As a result, pupils develop a clear understanding of democracy, law, freedom, liberty, tolerance and respect.
- Governorshave sought good training opportunities to ensure they have the necessary skills to fulfil their statutory responsibilities.
- The school is promoting reading well.
- Staff believe behaviour is good in school. Parents agree and believe that their children enjoy school.