Colsterworth, as a Church of England Primary School, had a Section 48 Inspection on Monday 3rd February. Dr Anne Lumb led the inspection.
The Inspector graded our school on the following question:
‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’
In line with current Ofsted practice the inspector looked at the outcomes of the pupils and the provision made to deal with these areas of the school’s life. Dr Lumb had a full programme for the day and spent parts of this talking both formally and informally to pupils, staff, trustees/governors, parents/carers. In addition, she attended our Collective Worship led by Reverend Neil and observed lessons.
Mrs Sarah Moore (Executive Headteacher) comments “We are absolutely delighted that our Section 48 inspection went so brilliantly and that Colsterworth CE Primary School has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ judgement. This is particularly wonderful as Colsterworth only joined Abbey Academies Trust 18 months ago after the Ofsted ‘Inadequate’ judgement in December 2018”.
Mrs Louise Jordan (Head of School) added “My colleagues and I are sure that everyone will be as thrilled and as proud as we are with this judgement and with all the rapid improvements at Colsterworth CE Primary School”.
Mr John Kirkman, Co-Chairman of the Trustees, gave the following comments: “This report gives high praise to all that takes place at Colsterworth and whilst acknowledging the hard work, skills, dedication and commitment of everyone involved, it is, once again, particularly pleasing to note the very complimentary comments about your children. We are all tremendously proud of them”.