Ofsted joy as lower school achieves good and outstanding gradings

Firs Lower School celebrates Ofsted report.

Firs Lower School celebrates Ofsted report.

Pupils and staff at the Firs Lower School in Ampthill are celebrating success following a visit by Ofsted inspectors.

The school has been graded good overall and outstanding for behaviour and safety - its previous rating had been satisfactory.

One pupil summed this up when they told inspectors during their visit that at The Firs “we love learning. We’re up for a challenge!”

The report says that, across the school, children achieve well, so that standards are consistently above average.

Inspectors also concluded that pupils were confident and had extremely positive attitudes to learning.

Inspectors said that the school had improved rapidly since the time of the previous inspection because of the relentless drive by leaders, managers and governors, to raise achievement and to move teaching to consistently good.

Head teacher Adam Campbell said: “All the staff, parents and governors make a fantastic team who work together in the best interests of our children.

“Everyone was so pleased that Ofsted recognised that The Firs is a good school, where children feel safe and cared for, so that they can enjoy their learning and achieve their best.”

He added: “We are all very excited now about the future prospects for our great school.”




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