Colsterworth Primary School makes “immense” improvement

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A village school has improved “immensely” in the last few years with a “good” Ofsted report this month.

Colsterworth Primary School received a ‘good’ rating with some outstanding elements as well.

Good OFSTED at Colsterworth School. 273D

Good OFSTED at Colsterworth School. 273D

The report said that achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and leadership and management in the school were all good. It also said that the behaviour and safety of pupils were outstanding.

Headteacher Lesley Tapssell said the it was a “huge achievement” for the school following the last report in 2010 which said the school was “satisfactory”.

She said: “Standards of achievement have risen and the quality of teaching is now consistently good or outstanding and the commitment shown by all the staff is fabulous. Of course, we will continue to refine and improve our practice so that this upward trend is sustained.

“It was apparent to the inspector that the school has a strong creative focus. He was highly complimentary about the wide range of beautiful artwork, imaginative use of ICT and the opportunities for music and dance.

“Creative expression has been a particular focus for us to build self-esteem and to ensure that pupils have a chance to shine and develop their individual talents.”