Ofsted success for school once in ‘special measures’

New Chapter Primary School classed as 'good' by Ofsted
New Chapter Primary School classed as 'good' by Ofsted
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Delighted staff and students at a city primary school that was in special measures just five years ago are celebrating a super Ofsted inspection.

New Chapter Primary School on Coffee Hall has been rated as ‘good’ in every category and ‘outstanding’ in its Early Years Foundation Studies provision.

Chair of governors Dr Tony Ashmore said: “We are delighted that Ofsted have confirmed what we have known to be the case for some time - that New Chapter is a good school on its way to becoming outstanding.”

The report, which was officially published on Wednesday, December 7, recognises the notable improvements that staff have made to the school and highlights that the curriculum is well-designed and provides engaging activities for all. The inspectors describe the school now as “a happy, calm and welcoming place” that “really lives up to its motto: Learning, Love and Laughter.”

Proud headteacher Julie Mickleburgh said: “The staff and governors work exceptionally hard. This latest rating by Ofsted is very well deserved and our pupils rightly take pride in all they do. Our vision at New Chapter Primary School is to prepare each and every child for a lifetime of learning, within an evolving, diverse world, and I am really pleased that Ofsted have recognised the quality of education we are providing for our pupils.”