Compliments for Lawefield Primary from Ofsted

Lawfield Primary School has had a good Ofsted report. (w601a429)
Lawfield Primary School has had a good Ofsted report. (w601a429)

A primary school has been praised in a report by government inspectors.

Ofsted inspectors who visited Lawefield Primary in Wakefield rated the school as “good” in all areas.

Their report praised the teaching of maths and reading at the Lawefield Lane school, saying pupils were well prepared for the next stage in their education.

They also complimented the leadership of headteacher Craig Batley and the school’s governing body.

The report said: “From low starting points, children get off to a good start in nursery and reception.

“Children who speak English as an additional language are helped to join in quickly and learn happily with their friends.”

The report also praised the teaching of youngsters with extra educational needs.

It said: “The progress made by pupils with special educational needs or disabilities is checked very carefully.

“Using information from this ongoing assessment, teaching assistants and teachers adapt their teaching and provide good-quality support that helps to secure good gains in learning.”

Pupils’ behaviour was also highly rated in the report.

It added: “Pupils say theirs is a happy school and they like coming in every day.

“They are keen to learn and to do well. Their behaviour around the school site is good and they respond quickly to the requests of teachers and other adults.”

A two-day inspection was carried out at the school on May 13 and 14.

Mr Batley said: “We are delighted that the inspectors have judged our school to be strong in every area.

“We have a great team ethic at Lawefield and children, staff, parents and governors all work closely together in the best interests of our children, which is something that everyone associated with our school should feel very proud about.

“Lawefield is not just well established as a strong school but we are well-placed to go on, build on our achievements and to do better still in the future.”