20th Jul, 2018

Dorridge Primary School rated Good in first Ofsted inspection

Sarah Mason 16th Apr, 2018

CELEBRATIONS were in order for pupils, staff and parents at Dorridge Primary School was rated Good following an Ofsted inspection.

The education regulator gave the rating to the Station Road school in its first inspection since the school became a Primary School in 2014 – prior to this the school was separated into Dorridge Infant and Dorridge Junior Schools.

The school was given the top grade in personal development , behaviour and welfare and early years provisions categories and rated good in outcomes for pupils, quality of teacher and leadership and management.

During the inspection one parent told an inspector they were “bowled over by staff and how they go over and above” while another parent commented that they were “delighted with the school.”

In the report inspectors noted that ‘lessons are planned well and build on pupils’ existing knowledge and understanding and during lessons teachers and assistants question pupils to extend their thinking and deepen their learning effectively.’

The report also states inspectors met with pupils and listened to some of them read.

They also looked at examples of pupils’ work in their books and spoke to pupils.

The inspectors observed pupils’ behaviour at break time as well as in the classroom.

Jodie Hales, deputy headteacher, said: “Our outcome was good overall with outstanding elements.

“The school has been on quite a journey as we were two separate schools until 2014. We have amalgamated and become one school having to get systems in place across the whole primary.”

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