Day of fun and games marks outstanding Ofsted

Pupils from Heysham St Peter's Primary School celebrate their recent outstanding Ofsted report by doing various activities.  The children celebrate with teaching assistant Abi Edmondson and headteacher Dave McPartlin with alpacas from Bowland Farm.
Pupils from Heysham St Peter's Primary School celebrate their recent outstanding Ofsted report by doing various activities. The children celebrate with teaching assistant Abi Edmondson and headteacher Dave McPartlin with alpacas from Bowland Farm.

Children at St Peter’s CE Primary School in Heysham enjoyed a day of fun as they joined staff in celebrating the school’s recent Outstanding Ofsted.

Activities included a petting farm on the playground, parties, circus acts, ‘Belly Bump’ football, den building, fire building, team games and ‘Nerf wars’.

The fun was arranged to mark the school’s Ofsted success.

Inspectors found that the school meets the needs of all its pupils extremely well, with pupils making excellent progress in all years. By the end of Year 6, they attain standards in reading, writing and mathematics that are well above average.

Teaching is at least consistently good across the school, and outstanding overall.

The behaviour of pupils is outstanding, and they have extremely positive attitudes to learning. Staff mark pupils’ work regularly, consistently and very well. Praise is used very effectively to motivate and engage pupils, and staff give clear guidance about the next steps in pupils’ learning.

As a result, pupils are confident that they know how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve their work.

Head Dave McPartlin said: “We are incredibly lucky to have such wonderful children, supportive parents and hard-working staff who work together to achieve the very best for our community.

“There’s a great deal of emphasis placed on Ofsted outcomes nowadays and, although it’s a lovely feeling being graded as ‘Outstanding’, we’re even more pleased that our children are so happy, well-mannered and confident and that they leave school with such fond memories of the education and wide range of experiences that they have had.

“We’re all very proud of our school and grateful to everybody who has played a part in the life of St Peter’s, hopefully, long may it continue!”