Celebrations at Hallgate Primary School

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

Pupils and staff at Hallgate Primary School in Cottingham are celebrating after the school was judged as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted inspectors.

The school had previously been rated as ‘requires improvement’ but inspectors found that leaders and governors have significantly improved pupils’ outcomes, the curriculum and the quality of teaching since their previous inspection.

All pupils are now making good progress and disadvantaged pupils are thriving as a result of the high-quality support and care they receive.

Following their recent visit, the inspectors said that staff morale is high and the curriculum has improved so that it is engaging and stimulating.

Their report says improvements in the quality of teaching have led directly to improved outcomes, and the school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.

The headteacher is said to lead with commitment and ambition, and pupils’ behaviour is good. The report says the local authority has supported the school well since its previous inspection.

The school is now judged to be ‘good’ in all areas, including overall effectiveness.

Headteacher Jane Foster said: “We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised that Hallgate is a good school. The inspectors were extremely complimentary about our pupils and were particularly impressed with their ‘super learner’ attitudes to all that they do.

“I am very grateful to the staff and governors for their hard work and commitment to improving our school, and to our parents for all their support. We are all very proud of our school and will continue to make it the best we can.”

Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “I am so pleased that Hallgate Primary School has been recognised as a good school in all areas. Parents’ overwhelmingly positive views of the school can now be held with confidence. The report is a credit to the headteacher and her staff, the pupils and the governing body. Congratulations to all for their hard work.”