School given ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade

Children at Burton Morewood School celebrate their Ofsted grade.
Children at Burton Morewood School celebrate their Ofsted grade.

Burton Morewood School are celebrating their recent Ofsted report, which saw them being graded Outstanding in all areas.

This achievement places the school in a very small and elite group of schools.

Headteacher Sue Woodburn said: “I am thrilled that the inspectors recognised the tireless hard work, commitment, dedication and diligent professionalism that are part of everyday school life. I feel so proud to be part of such a wonderful team.”

The inspectors described the children’s achievements and personal development as outstanding.

Equally outstanding is the excellent curriculum and the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development. Teaching is said to be of the highest quality. Lessons inspire pupils to learn.

Inspectors found that “the headteacher is said to have a steely determination to get the best from pupils balanced by enormous care and compassion.”

Mrs Woodburn went on to say: “Our outstanding judgement will not bring complacency as we continue to share a constant desire for improvement.

“I am pleased that the inspectors agreed with our own judgements that the outdoor provision for our youngest children needs further development and that they were reassured that it is next on the list!

“It is a privilege and a pleasure to lead such a very special school, supported so well by so many.”