Magna Carta praised by OfstedPosted: 6th September 2019
A new primary school has been praised by Ofsted for the “outstanding” personal development, behaviour and welfare of children.
Inspectors visited Magna Carta Primary Academy in July and gave a grade of Outstanding to areas of –
- Effectiveness of leadership and management
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare
- Early years provision
The school welcomed its first pupils in 2016 and moved into a brand-new building in September 2018 with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 2.
After its first Ofsted inspection, the school was highly praised in the report. Inspectors said: “Children get off to a flying start in the early years. The quality of teaching and learning is excellent. Year on year, children make exceptional progress from their starting points. They are extremely well prepared for Year 1.
“Pupils behave exceedingly well. They work hard and interact with each other and adults in a highly positive manner. There is a palpable harmony around the school.
“Leaders’ support for pupils to take care of themselves and to be kind to others is a strength of the school. Pupils’ kindness and respect for others stands out.
“Leaders, including those responsible for governance, have very high aspirations for what pupils can achieve. They set demanding standards for staff and pupils and provide strong support for them in working towards these.”
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “I am pleased the inspector saw that our pupils get off to a flying start. This is testament to the hard work of the entire school community, including pupils, parents, volunteers, as well as staff.
“This is truly a terrific place for children to come to school.”
The school scored Good for quality of teaching, learning and assessment and outcomes for pupils. The overall Ofsted grading was Good.