A village school is celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.
Bempton school underwent the inspection in early October and staff, parents and pupils received the full report at the end of the month.
Maxine Blackburn is the joint head of the school along with Flamborough Primary and she was delighted with the rating.
“I have only been at Bempton school since September, but I know the staff work incredibly hard to provide an exciting and challenging curriculum.”
The inspector reported that the school had maintained a good quality of education with a strong and positive ethos.
The report stated: ‘High standards of pupils’ behavior and personal development continue to be maintained. This was evident in the calm and orderly atmosphere around the school, in how well pupils work together in lessons, in the way they socialise and the interest they have in sharing their work with each other and visitors. Pupils describe the school as being a ‘community’ where everyone is respected, kind and compassionate.’
The report continued: ‘The school has effective procedures to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school. The school’s self-evaluation is accurate and the school development plan is precise and a strong culture of safeguarding is at the heart of daily life in the school.’
Added Mrs Blackburn. “There are so many things we want to do now as a school. Collaboration with Flamborough will open up lots of opportunities for staff and we would ideally like to include things for the pupils across both schools too. We want to strengthen our links with the local community which has already begun. For Harvest, our older pupils delivered Harvest boxes to local residents. Overall, this is a fantastic start to the school year.”