Turnaround marked with ‘Good’ Ofsted

Hoxne, Suffolk. Hoxne Primary School ANL-141203-134230001
Hoxne, Suffolk. Hoxne Primary School ANL-141203-134230001

A school placed in ‘Special measures’ in 2011 has marked a remarkable turnaround after a recent Ofsted inspection deemed the school to be ‘Good’.

St Edmund’s Primary School, in Hoxne, and part of the Waveney Valley Partnership with Mendham Primary School, was inspected in February.

It also signals an improvement from the ‘Satisfactory’ rating the school received at the last inspection in 2012.

The report states most of the teaching at the school is good, with some outstanding, and leaders at all levels have brought about steady and sustained improvements. To achieve ‘Outstanding’ status, Ofsted state areas of focus include improving mathematics achievement, and teachers using their marking to help improve pupils.

Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne said: “I am passionate that our pupils should, and will, receive the very best educational experience possible within a caring, family, community school.

“With the continued support and expertise of the school staff and the governing body, we will continue to drive forward improvements ensuring that St Edmund’s Primary School, Hoxne, and Mendham Primary School lives up to our high expectations and aspirations for excellence.”

Phil Golding, chair of the Waveney Valley Partnership Federation Governing Body, added: “This is a considerable landmark from where the school was two years ago and is the result of substantial and sustained efforts and determination from the whole school community. We are immensely proud.”