Individuality pays off at Lincolnshire Montessori

Lincolnshire Montessori pupils celebrate their Ofsted result EMN-140623-105549001
Lincolnshire Montessori pupils celebrate their Ofsted result EMN-140623-105549001

Caistor’s Montessori School has earned plaudits from education inspectors Ofsted.

The school, whose philosophies emphasise individual learning, received a “good” rating.

Attitudes to learning are “superb” and many pupils are “working in excess of national expectations for their age.”

Furthermore, “all year groups achieve well” and “pupils often learn quickly and efficiently.”

Based at Top House Farm, Grimsby Road, the school has 80 pupils aged 3-11, half being part-time pre-schoolers, Day pupils pay £5,788 a year.

“The skilled Montessori teaching is much appreciated by most parents. Some told inspectors that it is because of the quality of staff and their ability to get so much from their children that they pay to send them here.”

“The Montessori resources encourage pupils to become confident and acquire good basic skills in literacy and numeracy; rapid learning in English and mathematics is often demonstrated. Most pupils read confidently and well.”

Pupils are “extremely polite to visitors” and “pupils report that bullying and harassment are unknown.”

However, Ofsted noted some health and safety issues could be improved, plus methods to check pupil progress and informing parents.

Headteacher Theresa Ellerby was “thrilled” at the report, which showed how “we have worked very hard to maintain our quality.”