Staff and pupils at Westwood Primary School in Lowestoft are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors confirmed the school has maintained its Good status.

The report, which was published following an official Ofsted section 8 visit held in March 2022, stated: “Westwood Primary School continues to be a good school. Pupils at Westwood are proud of their school. Pupils show respect towards one another and to visitors.”

In particular, the report praised to the approach of leaders towards pupil learning and development: “Leaders have made sure that there is a focus on pupils’ language and vocabulary development and the importance of understanding new words and concepts.”

Rae Aldous, Executive Headteacher at Westwood Primary School, part of The Active Learning Trust, said: “At Westwood Primary School, we have a clear mission to ensure each and every one of our pupils are in receipt of high-quality teaching and learning, make good progress, and achieve their true potential.

“This Ofsted inspection confirms we are achieving this and are preparing pupils to be successful citizens of the 21st century. I want to thank our staff, The Active Learning Trust, and the whole school community for making this fantastic result possible.”

Another area which received praise was the experiences provided for pupils. The report stated: “Leaders have made sure that pupils have access to a wide range of cultural, social and religious experiences. This includes visitors, trips, clubs and leadership opportunities. Pupils talk excitedly about these. For example, the youngest children told the inspector about a visit to the farm and the older pupils have planned a charity event to raise money for the community.”

Stephen Chamberlain, CEO of The Active Learning Trust, said: “Everyone at Westwood Primary School has gone above and beyond to ensure the school delivers an excellent education, and I am so proud of what we have achieved together. Congratulations to all those who played a part in this wonderful Ofsted report.”

Westwood Primary School teaches over 200 pupils between the ages of 2 and 11 years.

The school was last inspected in February 2017.

That year, Westwood Primary School was equally successful and achieved a ‘Good’ rating in effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, and outcomes for pupils. Early years provision was rated Outstanding.

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