During the month of July, six nurseries and schools in Preston had Ofsted reports published online.
This included five primary schools and one nursery, across Preston, including Hutton, New Longton, Higher Walton and Samlesbury.
All of these establishments were classed as ‘good’, with one marking an improvement from a previous inspection and another receiving their first rating ever.
Take a look at the six establishments below, including their classifications, highlights and areas that require improvement…
1. Samlesbury Church of England School
Report published July 4, following an inspection on May 5. Classed as 'Good'. Highlights: happy, friendly, and fun environment; spacious and attractive grounds; planned and balanced curriculum. Improvements needed: Some teachers don't have enough knowledge or experience to develop the curriculum and are not clear enough about the knowledge that pupils should learn. Previous inspection: Good.
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2. Photo Neil Cross; Mark Bradshaw and Matthew Livingstone and pupils at Hutton Grammar School celebrate the Ofsted result
Report published July 6, following an inspection on May 10-11. Classed as 'Good'. Highlights: defined by ambition, kindness and respect; knowledgeable teachers; well-organised curriculum. Improvements needed: inconsistent literacy skills and learning across the schools. Previous inspection: Good.
Photo: Neil Cross
3. Ribbleton Avenue Methodist Junior School
Report published July 11, following an inspection on May 18-19. Classed as 'Good'. Highlights: happy and safe environment; high expectations of pupils; ambitious curriculum. Improvements needed: some subjects curriculums are still new and their delivery not checked; more subject-specific training needed. Previous inspection: Good.
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4. Chapel Lane Nursery
Report published July 14, following an inspection on June 9. Classed as 'Good'. Highlights: children have positive attitudes towards their learning; passionate manager; good bonds between children and adults. Improvements needed: strengthen the supervision systems to consistently improve teaching; support staff working with babies to understand the importance of communication. Previous inspection: Not applicable.
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