Care and respect at outstanding school
CROSSHALL Junior School has received an excellent Ofsted report in which inspectors described the school as having some outstanding features . The school in Eaton Ford, St Neots, was said to provide outstanding personal development for its pupils. Its st
CROSSHALL Junior School has received an excellent Ofsted report in which inspectors described the school as having some "outstanding features".
The school in Eaton Ford, St Neots, was said to provide outstanding personal development for its pupils. Its standards and achievement were found to above national and local averages and rising steadily.
The report said: "Pupils are confident, happy learners who enjoy all aspects of school life. Children work hard in lessons and are keen to do well.
"They behave exceptionally well at all times and show considerable care and respect for each other because they themselves are well cared for and respected by all the adults."
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The school, which has received a number of awards over the years, including the Artsmark Gold award and the Health Promoting School Award, was also praised for its standards in arts and information and communication technology.
"Teaching and learning are particularly good in subjects such as art and ICT. These subjects are taught imaginatively alongside others such as history and geography which generates high levels of pupil interest."
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Julia Elliott, who has been headteacher at the school for more than 20 years, said: "The report is absolutely brilliant and we celebrated our success with a party in my garden last Saturday.
"Everyone at Crosshall is a leader and our success is down to the hard work and commitment of the whole team."
The school is said to provide excellent care and support for its pupils with teachers and their assistants being described as "careful, thorough and diligent" when its comes to pupils' health and safety.
Parents' views of the school were said to be very positive, with almost all of them believing the school is well led and managed. The headteacher, deputy headteacher, staff and the governors were praised for being "unremitting in their drive to raise aspirations and improve standards" and inspectors felt the school has the capacity to improve further.
The school was asked to make some minor improvements which would allow the more able Crosshall pupils to make more consistent progress across core subjects in Years 3-5.
INFORMATION: To read the report visit www.ofsted.gov.uk Crosshall Juniors hasa 465 pupils aged seven to 11.