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Good Ofsted Rating for East Preston Junior School

East Preston Junior School (EPJS) has secured a Good rating from Ofsted, following its inspection in November. The inspectors praised the school for its high aspirations, pupil behaviour and provision for special educational needs, whilst recognising the work which has been done to improve and develop the curriculum. This is the first time EPJS been inspected under Ofsted’s new framework.


The report for East Preston Juniors noted the rapid improvements to the curriculum which have been introduced. It recognised the strong teaching of maths, and that reading is a priority for all pupils, as well as highlighting the impact of Michael Tidd, the school’s new headteacher, and his clear sense of integrity and moral purpose.


The inspectors also remarked on the involvement of Schoolsworks, and our input was noted to have been influential in ensuring that the school has improved since its academisation in 2017.


East Preston Junior School is a popular and friendly school for pupils aged 7 to 11, with 284 pupils across 10 classes. The school is modelled on the aims of Enjoyment and Excellence, offering a broad and balanced curriculum accompanied by effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which prepares children for life in modern Britain.


We are delighted with the outcome for the EPJS team. This news means that six of our schools have been inspected since joining the Trust, and we have collectively achieved ten successive ‘good’ judgements.


The full report can be read at: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50132679

East Preston Infants and East Preston Junior Schools celebrate their recent Ofsted success

 East Preston Infant School and East Preston Junior School both celebrate Good outcomes from their recent Ofsted inspections