‘Good’ times for Westfield

Westfield Middle School Bedford. 1526474
Westfield Middle School Bedford. 1526474

It was good news all round for Westfield Middle School following its latest Ofsted inspection.

The school was once again judged to be ‘good’ by the inspectors who found it to be good in all areas including the achievements of the pupils and the quality of teaching.

The inspectors praised the headteacher and her team of staff for their commitment and efforts in the relentless driving up of achievement across the school. The report also commended the academic curriculum at the school for being broad and varied and for pupils receiving good advice and guidance for the move to their upper school.

The report also said: “The school welcomes pupils of all abilities and backgrounds and works very hard to meet the needs of each one. This inclusive and supportive culture promotes equality of opportunity for all and encourages every teacher and pupil to be the best they can be. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated.”

Headteacher Karen Watts said: “We are delighted with the findings of the inspection. We are immensely proud of our school, its pupils and its ethos. Our staff, pupils and parents all work together to create a school that is a real credit to itself and the community that it serves.”

Westfield Middle School begins a new chapter in September at the beginning of its 50th year when it welcomes its first intake into their new reception providing a continuing education for children.

She added: “This is a really exciting time for us. We will continue to work hard to make Westfield even more successful in the future.”

>> Three pre-schools in the borough have been judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ - Pinchmill at Felmersham, Stewartby and Wilstead.

Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education at Bedford Borough Council said: “This is great news. The pre-schools have performed exceptionally well. Giving children a solid foundation in their early years is absolutely vital in tackling inequalities and preparing children for school. We are delighted that, in just one month alone, three pre-schools have been recognised to be outstanding.”

All three were recognised as outstanding in each category assessed, maintaining their previous outstanding rating.

See the full reports at www.ofsted.gov.uk