Satisfactory and aiming high

Headteacher Magnus Smedley with left back row, Leon Capp, Emily Quill, Matthew Waite and Willow Cleave and front left, Amber Ridgley, Joe Newbould, Natasha Bate and Noah Newbould. (Lin)
Headteacher Magnus Smedley with left back row, Leon Capp, Emily Quill, Matthew Waite and Willow Cleave and front left, Amber Ridgley, Joe Newbould, Natasha Bate and Noah Newbould. (Lin)
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A VILLAGE primary school has been rated ‘satisfactory’ after an Ofsted inspection.

Kelsey Primary School in North Kelsey was inspected by Ofsted in March – the latest rating means the school is “of reasonable quality” and “providing adequately for its pupils.”

Headteacher Magnus Smedley said he was “delighted” with the outcome and already working hard to make the school even better.

He said: “We’re delighted with the Ofsted report – it accurately reflects the hard work of the children, staff, governors and all members of the school community.

“It notes the massive improvements taking place in this school.”

Mr Smedley – who took over as headteacher last autumn - said the school was aiming for a ‘good’ rating by autumn 2012 when there could be another inspection. He said: “We’re absolutely well on track to getting that rating.”

The school – which was last inspected in September 2008 and given a ‘satisfactory’ rating – has seen massive staffing changes and the report said this has reduced pupils’ progress in the past year.

The report stated the school’s focus on improving pupils’ writing had been successful in raising attainment and progress since the setback in 2011 - in particular, improvement in boys’ writing has helped to narrow gaps in performance.