Tapton School Academy Trust

Meynell Primary School addressing areas of improvement following Ofsted inspection

"Senior leaders and the Trust are taking effective action to tackle areas requiring improvement in order for the school to become good".

The comments follow a monitoring inspection visit, after the school was rated 'requires improvement' in April 2017.

The inspectors highlighted improvements in teaching and learning, attendance and behaviour. The report commented on the dedication of the Headteacher and school team to support pupils to succeed. 

These actions were deemed to have 'had a dramatic effect on attainment' with the proportion of pupils reaching the expected standards in reading increasing by 32%, and in mathematics by 37%. 

Vikki Garratt, Headteacher, said: "We are pleased with the outcome of the monitoring visit and feel as though it reflects the hard work and dedication of all our children, families and staff over the last two years."

The report recommends further action in improving pupils understanding of acceptable behaviour and reducing the number of fixed-term exclusions. 

Vikki continued: "The school has capacity to continue this improvement and the team are fully committed to continuing the journey towards a good education for all of our children and securing a 'good' Ofsted judgement."

Meynell Primary School is an inclusive primary school and forms part of Tapton School Academy Trust. The Trust encompasses eight academies, 5 primary and 3 secondary, and has over 6,000 learners from 2 to 19 years. 

Angela Lant, Director of Primaries at Tapton School Academy Trust, said: "Meynell School is in a strong position to continue this journey of improvement.

Staff work hard and are dedicated to the needs of the children and families at Meynell. We are all pleased that this has been recognised by Ofsted."