Ofsted Report

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

The St Columba’s Primary School page on the Ofsted website can be viewed here

December 2018: Short Inspection: Outcome – Good

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection … You and your team know your school exceptionally well … Parents are very positive about the school … One parent spoke for many when she wrote that she wanted to thank all of the staff doing “an amazing job in giving my children an exciting time at school … they’re loving every day!” … Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are impeccable … Pupils enjoy talking about their work and their achievements …  

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September 2013

This is a good school because the proportion of pupils who make better progress than would normally be expected is above average especially in mathematics and is increasing rapidly in reading and writing. Teaching is good because teachers plan interesting lessons that make pupils think hard. The Headteacher has worked well with other leaders and the Governors to secure improvements in teaching and learning and to pupils’ achievement.

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September 2005

This is a highly effective school that achieves very high standards and has done so for a considerable period of time. The pupils enjoy their schooling a great deal and they are very well cared for; their personal development is outstanding. The pupils’ attitudes to their work and their behaviour are exemplary and their attendance is good. The first rate teaching enables pupils of all abilities to make very good progress. The school is extremely well led and managed and it has made steady progress since its last inspection. It is well placed to make further improvement. The school gives very good value for money.

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