William Barcroft School 'on the up'
WILLIAM Barcroft School is "on the way up" following a regime change in 2009, according to the head teacher.
Claire Constantopoulos also pointed out that the school was judged as 'good' in two out of four key areas: leadership and management, and safety and behaviour of pupils.
She added: "We are delighted that in two key areas the school has improved on the last report two years ago.
"The school is proud of the progress made – results have improved annually for the last three years and we are now broadly in line with the national average."
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"We are on the up and we will get there."
Richard Oulton, head teacher of Grange Primary School, said: "We are on track to achieve our five-year target of being a 'good' school following amalgamation in 2009.
"Ofsted said 'improvements made and the year-on-year increase in standards confirm that the school has the capacity to improve'.
"The inspection was conducted only 20 months after a previous visit and the report stated that standards in English were good, with reading above the national average, but improvement in maths needed to be at a faster pace. Although the report said that teaching was inconsistent it also recognised that 'The quality of teaching is improving'.
"The report went on to give the school advice under the 'requires improvement' judgement on how to strengthen the impact of its development to become a 'good' school."