Hollingwood Primary celebrates retaining status as a good school

Article dated Friday Dec 1, 2017 at 04:23 PM

A Bradford primary school has been praised as being good in all areas in its latest Ofsted inspection report.

Hollingwood Primary has retained its status as a good school after inspectors visited it last month.

The leadership and management, teaching and learning, pupils’ results, the personal development, behaviour and welfare of pupils and the school’s early years provision are all rated as being good by Ofsted.

The report, published today, praises the senior leadership of the school and says the governing body does its job well holding the school to account.

Well targeted professional development of staff has improved the quality of teaching at the school, according to the report. It also praises Hollingwood Primary for its work collaborating with other schools to share good practice.

Ofsted say pupils in their final year of the school achieve well in key stage two tests particularly in writing and maths. Inspectors also found that improvements in the teaching of reading was beginning to pay off, particularly for younger pupils.

There is also praise for the school’s early years. Children are said to get off to a good start in the school’s nursery and receive a good standard of education in the reception class to prepare them for year one.

Pupils are praised for their behaviour and attitude to learning.  It says the improved attendance at the school reflects pupils’ positive commitment to their education.

Inspectors say the provision to support pupils who have special needs is effective. These pupils make good progress and are fully included in the school.

Hollingwood Primary School’s Headteacher Jonathan Duke: “We are so pleased with the outcome of this report and proud of our  staff and children. Ofsted has found all aspects of the school’s provision to be good. This could not be achieved without the hard work of all our staff and pupils and the support of parents and governors.”

Coun Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills said: "This is a great report which reflects well on everyone at the school.

"The school’s teaching is helping pupils to achieve great results and it is clear from the report that children at Hollingwood Primary are working hard to make the most of their education. My congratulations go to everyone involved."

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