School’s improvements impress inspectors

Pupils and staff of Towcester Primary School
Pupils and staff of Towcester Primary School
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A primary school has been given the government’s seal of approval because its management has driven for constant improvement.

Towcester Primary School in Islington Road, for children aged four to 11, was told to make improvements in 2012 but Ofsted has now graded the school as ‘good’.

Inspectors said headteacher Richard Camp, his senior leaders and governors have ‘worked effectively together to drive continual improvement’.

Its 252 pupils are ‘well behaved’, have ‘positive attitudes’ to learning and talk ‘enthusiastically’ about their lessons.

Parents and carers are ‘extremely supportive’ and have ‘full confidence’ in the school to keep their children safe.

In order to be graded ‘outstanding’, Ofsted would like to see more opportunities to write longer passages, clearer marking feedback from teachers and quicker help for pupils stuck with their work.