Youngsters cheer inspectors’ report

It's three cheers all round at St Andrew's Primary School in Dronfield Woodhouse, where pupils, staff and governors alike are celebrating after a recent Ofsted inspection! In particular, Inspectors praised the pastoral care, attainment in English and Mathematics, and the very good teaching at the school.
It's three cheers all round at St Andrew's Primary School in Dronfield Woodhouse, where pupils, staff and governors alike are celebrating after a recent Ofsted inspection! In particular, Inspectors praised the pastoral care, attainment in English and Mathematics, and the very good teaching at the school.
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THERE were celebrations all round at a school after inspectors gave the primary a positive inspection.

Pupils, staff and governors at St Andrew’s Primary School, Dronfield Woodhouse, gave themselves three cheers after receiving the final report.

An inspection team praised the quality of care, good standards in English and maths and very good standards of teaching at the school, just over the Sheffield border in north Derbyshire.

Headteacher John Clapham said: “We are thrilled the school has been awarded a ‘good’ grading. We have worked very hard as a team to achieve this and have plans to build on our success.”

The inspectors’ report found good quality education and said pupils were making sound overall progress.

The head and his senior teachers had effectively improved standards with pupils receiving work appropriate to their abilities.

Behaviour of almost all pupils was good, both in lessons and around the school, but sometimes more able children made slower progress and their work was not as challenging as it could be.

The children were developing a good understanding of other cultures both within their own country and abroad and their schooling included a good programme of extra-curricular activities.