Crescent marks Ofsted rating with a movie

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Pupils were treated to a silver-screen celebration after Ofsted inspectors praised their school.

Youngsters at Crescent Primary enjoyed popcorn and a screening of the animated movie, Monsters University, following the release of the latest report from inspectors.

The achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and leadership were all deemed as ‘good’, while the behaviour and safety of pupils was regarded as ‘outstanding’.

Headteacher Vic Wilkinson said: “I am absolutely delighted with the positive comments. These achievements are due to the dedication and hard work of all members of staff, the support that we receive from governors, our parents, the local community and, most importantly, our wonderful pupils.

“I would like to say thank you and congratulations to everyone who is part of our school community.

“When Crescent was last inspected in 2009, the outcomes were the same. However, the inspection framework has changed several times since then and expectations have increased each time.

“With this in mind, to achieve the same outcomes demonstrates continuous school improvement and good progress.

“We look forward to continuing to move from strength to strength and remain a school that our whole community is proud of.”

As in all reports, the school was given guidance on what to improve to reach an outstanding level across the board, including raising attainment in writing and maths, and teachers making it clear how individual pupils need to improve.