Glowing report for All Saints Primary School

PUBLISHED: 07:59 24 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:40 28 April 2015

Pupils at All Saints Primary School celebrate their glowing Ofsted report. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Pupils at All Saints Primary School celebrate their glowing Ofsted report. Picture CHRIS CARSON


Ofsted inspectors rate it ‘good with oustanding features’

The improvements in pupil achievement and teaching at All Saints Primary School at Axminster have been praised by independent education inspectors.

They say every aspect of school life is good with outstanding features.

They say headteacher Martin O’Mahony has been successful in his drive to improve the school since the previous inspection in 2009.

“With the unanimous support of staff and governors, he has improved teaching and pupils’ achievement since the previous inspection and since the school federated 18 months ago,” concludes a new report from Ofsted.

All Saints joined with Beer Primary in the Ark Federation in October 2013 with Mr O’Mahony as executive head of both schools.

Lead Ofsted inspector John Laver said: “The good teaching found at the previous inspection has been improved further. Teaching has been consistently good over time and occasionally outstanding.”

The achievement of pupils is strong, he said, and they told him how much they liked their lessons and the good range of extra-curricular sports and other clubs.

He continued: “Attainment by the end of year six has consistently been well above average for several years.

“All groups of pupils have improved their rates of progress.

“Pupils behave well and feel very safe in school.

“Attendance has improved and is now above average... the school offers a very caring environment.”

The new Ofsted report comes on top of an inspection of the Church of England school by diocesan inspectors last year which pronounced it outstanding.

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