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Park Junior School receives improved Ofsted rating in latest inspection


A junior school in Stonehouse has received glowing reports for both teachers and pupils.

Park Junior School have been lauded for significant improvements and strong leadership in their latest Ofsted report.

Inspectors said: “Park Juniors is an improving school. Staff want pupils to do well. Executive leaders have brought about positive change. Expectations of pupils are now much higher than before.”

The inspectors also comment favourably on the children’s’ personal development noting that: “Through the curriculum, pupils know the importance of being responsible citizens. They raise money for charities and learn to respect other faiths and cultures. Pupils represent the school in sporting competitions and enjoy celebrating their achievements. They understand how to stay physically healthy and keep safe in the community.”

Inspectors reported that: “Many parents praise the school’s work. Positive comments include how the school has improved since being part of the federation.” 

John Parker, Chair of Governors at the Stonehouse Park Federation, said: “We are delighted that the report recognises the good work of our wonderful school team, and the benefits which federation has brought about.” 

The school achieved a ‘good’ rating in all but one area, which resulted in an overall outcome of ‘requires improvement’.

Quality of education still ‘requires improvement’ because, “many improvements are in their infancy. They still need time to become fully embedded.” 

Headteacher Lisa Jones agreed with the conclusions which the inspectors reached: “I am really pleased that the inspectors validated the hard work that our fantastic staff are putting in to improve provision for the children of Stonehouse. We are confident that the changes we have made will impact on progress and outcomes and the impact of this hard work will be evident when we are next inspected.”

The full Ofsted report can be downloaded here: Achievement Attainment & Ofsted – Stonehouse Park Federation (stonehouseschools.uk)

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