Axminster school improving, according to Ofsted

PUBLISHED: 17:22 24 November 2009 | UPDATED: 00:36 16 June 2010

AXMINSTER Community Primary has been praised in a recent Ofsted report, which says it is improving and set to get even better.

AXMINSTER Community Primary has been praised in a recent Ofsted report, which says it is improving and set to get even better.

Education inspectors said teaching had improved significantly at the school and was now good.

It also found pupils reach nationally expected standards in their exams and more able pupils do better than expected in maths and English - with many reaching the higher Level 5 in their SATS.

Lead inspector Graham Sherfield said: "Pupils behave well around the school and in class and they are particularly appreciative of the 'fun things' they often experience in lessons."

He added: "Pupils are well cared for and flourish in the friendly and supportive atmosphere in the school. The school is good at ensuring their safety and welfare."

He said head teacher Tony Harvell, the governors and senior leaders had created a strong staff team.

Mr Harvell said: "I am so pleased that the inspection team recognised the good progress made since the last inspection, the result of the hard work and commitment of all adults in school to do the best for the children.

"I am very grateful to all of them - to the parents and governors for their support, but, above all, to the children for their contribution to our school, the high results they are now achieving, their enthusiasm and their maturity. They really did impress the team.


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