School is outstanding

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A SHEFFIELD primary school has been rated outstanding by inspectors after they found rapid improvements in all areas since their last visit.

Pupils at Intake Primary had exceptional enthusiasm for school and loved their learning thanks to a first class curriculum and exceptional care, guidance and support.

Leadership and management were both highly effective and an excellent response from staff and governors to pupils’ needs was having an immense impact on standards.

Inspectors found quality of teaching and learning had improved dramatically and there was an unremitting focus on attainment and progress.

They also felt Intake had an outstanding capacity to sustain its current rate of improvement thanks to a very strong team of staff.

Children made a good start to their education and despite beginning school with skills below expectations for their age, they made good progress.

Inspectors found examples of excellent teaching and the quality overall was good.

No group of pupils was underachieving while many were increasingly motivated to continue their learning at home.

Headteacher Chris Jennings said: “We are delighted with the outstanding judgement from Ofsted. It is a recognition of the incredible hard work of the whole school community, staff, parents, governors and especially our fantastic children.

“It is also a terrific endorsement of our focus on the needs of each individual child as a learner.”

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