Good Ofsted report for Harpenden’s Sauncey Wood primary school

Sauncey Wood School in Harpenden has been rated good by Ofsted inspectors

Sauncey Wood School in Harpenden has been rated good by Ofsted inspectors - Credit: Photo supplied

Pupils and teachers are celebrating after their primary school was rated good by Ofsted inspectors.

And Sauncey Wood School in Pickford Hill, Harpenden, is optimistic that it is on target to eventually be upgraded to outstanding.

Following an inspection in March, teaching at the school was judged as having “outstanding elements”.

The school secured a judgement of good in all four categories including achievement, teaching and learning, leadership and management, and behaviour and safety.

Ofsted inspectors concluded that Sauncey Wood provided outstanding support to pupils needing extra help with their learning. They also said the quality of teaching was “usually at least good, including in English and mathematics and there is some outstanding teaching especially in Years 5 and 6”.


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The report added: “The school has placed a strong focus on instilling in pupils a love of reading. Good quality books are readily available in the spacious library and specific books have been purchased to appeal to particular groups of pupils.”

Inspectors found pupils’ behaviour was good, with children “courteous and polite” during their visit.

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