Following a two-day inspection in March, Cheshire-based Pott Shrigley Church School (PSCS) has received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.
Head teacher Joanne Bromley commented: “I am really pleased with the result and incredibly proud of all the pupils and staff who all pulled together not only during the inspection but since I joined the school in September – well done!”
Chair of governors, Jane Langdon added: “The inspection went really well, the inspector got to spend a lot of time with the children and staff and was able to get a real sense of what our school is about.”
Jane continued: “The fact he described PSCS as ‘a good introduction to school life’ really sums up what we aim for here.”
The full report is available online and includes comments such as:
“Leaders provide clear direction for the school”
“A safe, inclusive, supportive environment”
“Pupils are polite and show respect to each other”
“There’s a strong sense of team spirit”
“Children recognize how Christian values such as kindness and resilience help them in their learning”
“Pupils are attentive, responsive, keen to learn”
“Purposeful, productive atmosphere”
The school’s previous Ofsted inspection took place in 2011 where it was rated ‘outstanding’. In 2007 it was rated ‘satisfactory’.
Since its last full Ofsted inspection, the school has de-federated and successfully avoided the threat of closure due to low pupil numbers.
It’s now growing in numbers each year with a full complement of six pupils due to start in September this year.
In total, the school presently has 27 pupils from reception to year six.