Alderman Bolton Celebrates Successful Ofsted Report

7 Dec 22
The Latchford primary school has been labelled a 'caring school' in their latest triumphant Ofsted report.

Alderman Bolton Primary is celebrating the results having maintained its consecutive rating of 'Good', with Ofsted stating that the inspection found that pupils are 'happy' and 'safe' with a 'strong sense of belonging'.

The school, located on Longdin Street, is home to 305 pupils. Ofsted visited in early October, however the praising report arrived in late November. 

The report read the following: 

"Staff have high expectations of pupils' behaviour. Pupils rise to these expectations. They are polite and well behaved."

"Classrooms are calm spaces where pupils enjoy learning. Pupils learn well."

It continued with: "Leaders and teachers are aspirational for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)"

"Leaders provide a well-designed and ambitious curriculum which gives pupils the knowledge and skills they need to be ready for secondary school"

The report then stated that the staff showed their pride to work at the school and were 'overwhelmingly positive' about their leaders and the support they receive from them.

School head, Sarah Morris said: "We are very proud of the report. Our hardworking pupils and dedicated staff and governors are relentless in their efforts to ensure all pupils are supported and thrive during their time at our school."

"It is reassuring that these efforts have been recognised by the Ofsted inspection team. It was also lovely to read the inspector’s comments on the kindness and politeness of our pupils, and the curiosity and love of learning that our children show from nursery right up to Year 6.”

Head of School Sarah Morris and Executive Headteacher Paula Warding are pictured with pupils Bobby Max Nyla and Elaf

Head of School Sarah Morris (left) and Executive Headteacher Paula Warding (right) are pictured with pupils Bobby, Max, Nyla and Elaf