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School in Arnold where pupils are ‘well prepared for the future’ gets a thumbs up from Ofsted

Killisick Junior School in Arnold has been given the thumbs up by Ofsted inspectors following a recent visit.

The school was found to be ‘Good’ in all areas following the visit last month – a huge boost after a ‘requires improvement’ rating was received back in 2015.

The inspectors’ report described the school as ‘an ambitious, thriving family, where everybody works hard and pupils are well prepared for the future’.

The inspectors also were full of praise for the school’s focus on reading and its well-stocked library; a point of particular interest in Ofsted’s new framework for school inspections.

PICTURED: Head teacher Lindsay Clark celebrates with pupils at Killisick Junior School after being rated ‘Good’ in a recent Ofsted report

The Teaching and support staff at Killisick Junior School are described as a ‘harmonious team’, with effective safeguarding, and said that special education needs (SEN) children are flourishing at the school.

It added that children displayed a keen understanding of democracy and ‘know that following the rule of law is part of being a good citizen in modern Britain.’

The Head teacher at Killisick Junior School is Lindsay Clark, credited by the report for improving communication with families, and with several parents telling inspectors that, ‘The school is very welcoming to parents and children.’ 

She said: “We are all extremely proud to announce that Killisick Junior School has been officially rated as a ‘Good’ school in its Ofsted inspection. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the staff, parents and carers, governors and the Flying High Trust for all their hard work and support in turning our school around”.

CEO of The Flying High Trust, Chris Wheatley said he welcomed the report. “We are so pleased that Ofsted has judged Killisick Junior School Good in all areas, and that the report has recognised that the school is such a positive and welcoming environment for children and families.

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“ The Killisick community can be assured that the education of their children is in safe hands and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this thriving school.”

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