Willow Lane is a good place to be

Youngsters enjoy reading at Willow Lane Primary School.
Youngsters enjoy reading at Willow Lane Primary School.

Staff and pupils are celebrating inspectors rating Willow Lane Primary School as ‘good’.

The Ofsted report found that pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school and achieve well whatever their starting points.

Children get a very good start to theirlearning in the Reception year.

Teaching is good across the school, with much that is outstanding. Consequently, pupils learn quickly.

Teachers usually have high expectations of pupils and nearly always plan work that gets the best from them.

Pupils eligible for the pupil premium, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs achieve as well as other pupils because they are helped to learn well by the adults who support and guide them.

Pupils’ behaviour and safety are outstanding.

Pupils get on very well with their teachers and with each other.

Pupils greatly enjoy going to school and are very keen to learn. They say they are very well looked after and feel completely safe in school.

School leaders and governors have a clear understanding of how well the school is doing and where it can improve further. They have worked well together to improve the quality of teaching and raise pupils’ achievement since the previous inspection.