Inspectors have heaped praise on a Huyton Primary school which they found to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School on Edenfield Crescent, was found to be “an extremely caring school” which is an “exciting place for pupils to learn”.
There was acclaim for teaching staff, with Ofsted noting: “The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding because teachers set their sights very high and pupils always rise to the challenge.”
The report continues: “Leaders and mangers are highly ambitious for every pupil. They aim for nothing but the best... Governors challenge and support the school vigorously to make sure that high standards are maintained.”
And there was special attention given to the successes the school has seen recently in English and Maths, with pupils at St Joseph’s consistently achieving well above average in both subjects.
Cllr Graham Wright, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, said: “I would like to thank and congratulate everyone at St Joseph’s for their commitment to their pupils. The children clearly love learning at the school, which gives each and every one of them a fantastic start in life. “
Earlier this year St Joseph’s received a personal letter of congratulation from the Minister of State for Schools, MP David Laws, when pupils excelled at Key Stage 2 tests at the end of last year.
Every pupil at the school achieved Level 4 or above in both English and maths, and 60% even managed Level 5 or above in English and 56% in maths.
The school has a long track record of out-performing the national average at Key Stage 2, but the results in 2012 were among their best ever.
The full report is available to view on the Ofsted website and on the school’s own website c
Pictured above: Children from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary celebrate their ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report.