School’s Ofsted boost

A POULTON primary school is celebrating after being given top marks in a gruelling new school inspection programme.

Breck Primary School was graded as outstanding – the highest possible grade – as part of a pilot of Ofsted’s new inspection framework.

Inspectors visited the Fouldrey Avenue School in May, and spent two days examining many aspects of life in the school.

Under the new framework, schools are measured against fewer core standards by which schools are measured than previously, but they are examined with greater depth.

But despite the rigorous scrutiny, the school still enjoyed success, according to head teacher Janet Wood.

She said: “We are delighted with the report, which highlights the outstanding contribution of all the staff and governors, alongside the outstanding achievement of the children.

“It’s what we do day in, day out, but it is lovely when this level of professionalism and commitment is nationally recognised.”