Bamford school hails ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating with no areas for improvement

Date published: 14 June 2024

St Michael’s Church of England Primary School in Bamford has been judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas following an Ofsted inspection last month. The inspection report found no aspects requiring improvement, cementing the school's reputation for excellence.

The report highlighted that throughout the school, there is a “sharp focus on wellness and well-being” which extends to pupils and staff.

It continues: “Pupils learn a wide range of strategies to promote their physical and mental health. They know that they can discuss any worries with staff. Any pupils that need further care receive targeted support from well-trained staff.”

“The school has the highest expectations of pupils in every aspect of school life, including their achievement. Pupils are proud to maintain these high standards and achieve highly. The climate of warmth, care and compassion develops pupils’ confidence and makes them unafraid of mistakes.

“Pupils behave well and are highly respectful to staff and each other. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) thrive in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Headteacher at St Michael’s, Melanie Barratt, said: “I am always very proud of our children, staff, and governors and very grateful for the support of so many of our wonderful parents. We were thrilled with the outcome of our Ofsted Inspection, which was rigorous but very fair.

“We felt that inspectors really listened to children, parents, staff and governors, and successfully captured in the report, exactly what makes St Michael’s special.”

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