Outstanding school named top of the class

Vale Primary school, Knottingley. Outstanding Ofsted report for the second year running.'p303a325
Vale Primary school, Knottingley. Outstanding Ofsted report for the second year running.'p303a325
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A Knottingley school is celebrating after achieving an outstanding rating from Ofsted for the second inspection running.

The Vale Primary Academy was inspected in May, with inspectors giving it an outstanding rating in all categories. It received an outstanding rating at its previous inspection, as Knottingley Vale J&I School, in 2007.

Linda Maskill, who is joint principal with John Parkin, said: “This is a huge accolade, everyone connected to the school works hard to ensure that the children receive a first-class education. Ofsted is constantly ‘raising the bar’ so being outstanding a second time is particularly pleasing.”

Inspectors praised teaching standards, saying pupils were “motivated, enthused and inspired in their learning by the high quality of teaching they receive”.

It also said pupils’ behaviour was “exemplary”, while the curriculum provided “memorable experiences and rich learning opportunities that allow people to be investigative in their learning”.

The report said pupils’ make good progress in learning in all subjects, and that parents and carers were “overwhelmingly positive” about the school.