School celebrates Ofsted report

Three Lane Ends school in Castleford celebrate their good Ofsted.'p317a413
Three Lane Ends school in Castleford celebrate their good Ofsted.'p317a413

Youngsters and staff at Three Lane Ends Primary School, in Castleford, are celebrating after it achieved its third successive ‘good’ Ofsted report.

The school was judged to be good in all areas assessed including achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour of pupils and leadership and management.

Edward Price, headteacher, said: “To achieve good under the current Ofsted framework is a fantastic achievement.

“I think it’s down to the hard work of the staff, the children and the parents.

“We have a strong relationship between us, the children and the parents, which is vital to children’s education.”

The Ofsted report said the headteacher supported by other leaders, staff and the governing body, sets a clear direction for the school’s work and is successfully leading the drive to raise standards still further.

It added that pupils contributed to the school’s successes because of their ‘good behaviour’ and ‘readiness to learn.’

The report said: “Teaching is good and there is a determined effort to make it even better. The best teaching enables learning to move on rapidly because work is challenging for pupils of all abilities.”

The report said the school was not yet an outstanding one because progress made by key stage one pupils was not as quick as in other areas of the school.

Other areas for improvement included the need for some targets in the school improvement plan to be more precise and measurable.