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Success: Pupils from Eldon Primary in Preston are on hand to help inspire youngsters by read to pupils in the adjoining nursery school

Success: Pupils from Eldon Primary in Preston are on hand to help inspire youngsters by read to pupils in the adjoining nursery school

Staff at Preston’s Eldon Primary School are on top form as they strive towards their goal of becoming an outstanding school.

The inner city, was recently visited by inspectors form the Office for Standards in Education who said the school has ‘improved rapidly since the previous inspection’ aas “all groups of pupils are now making good progress”.

Eldon, previously a satisfactory school, was given a ‘good’ bill of health.

Inspectors said: “As a result of strong leadership, teaching is now good and sometimes outstanding. Teachers have high expectations, make pupils think deeply and ensure that pupils are always working hard.”

Headteacher of two years Azra Butt was praised for her sharply focussed, able leadership and relentless drive of the school.

She said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a superb team effort. Eldon is a thriving, vibrant, learning community. I am thrilled particularly for the pupils and families that this school serves.

“It’s now onwards and upwards because we know we have the capacity and potential to become an outstanding school.”

Governors and other leaders were also recognised as playing a key role in helping the school to improve.

The inspectors applauded the school’s lively curriculum and improved behaviour and safety, as well as praising teachers for good lesson planning.

The adjoining nursery, which only opened last April present guise, has also been awarded a ‘Good’ rating following it’s recent Ofsted inspection.

New manager Joanne Seddon t said, “It won’t be long before we are outstanding. Our motto is ‘inspiring a love for learning”

 

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