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Houghton Primary School was visited by Ofsted in March 2023.
The one day inspection confirmed that the school continues to be good.
Highlights from the report:
Pupils and staff have fostered relationships that make the school feel like an extended family.
Older pupils look out for and support younger pupils.
Pupils enjoy learning and have a real thirst for knowledge. They benefit from an engaging curriculum that is well planned.
The views of many parents were exemplified by one who said, ‘Children wake every morning excited to go to school and come home bubbling with enthusiasm’.
Pupils feel happy and safe.
Leaders set reading at the heart of the school curriculum.
Pupils with SEND are well provided for. Leaders carefully consider curriculum and teaching adaptations. This helps pupils to make progress through the curriculum.
Leaders have ensured that the early years provision is ambitious and stimulating. Children are well prepared for Year 1.
Staff work together collaboratively. They recognise that leaders and governors are considerate of their workload. They are proud to work at the school.
Leaders have embedded a strong culture of safeguarding across the school.
Houghton Primary School
Chapel Lane, Houghton,
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