'Sea change' at Keynsham school gets results as inspectors award 'good' rating

Published on: 07 May 2016

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Ofsted inspectors say a Keynsham school has “transformed” since their last visit and have awarded it a rating of “good with outstanding features”.

Staff and governors at St Keyna Primary School said they were delighted at the outcome of the two-day inspection in March, during which there was praise for the quality of teaching, effective leadership, the curriculum and for pupils’ behaviour, contribution to school life and attitude to learning.

While the school earned an overall rating of good, inspectors also judged early years provision and personal development, behaviour and welfare to be outstanding.

It follows an inspection in January 2014 when St Keyna was given a rating of “requires improvement” and inspectors commented in their report: “The headteacher’s resolute focus on ensuring that all pupils have high aspirations of what they can achieve in their lives and of what they can contribute to society has brought about a sea change in the school. All members of the school community agree that the school has been transformed since the previous inspection.”

Inspectors met staff, governors and pupils and had 46 responses to an online questionnaire for parents, in which all said they would recommend the school to others.

Headteacher Adrienne Hughes said: “We are very proud of this report, which recognises the hard work and determination of the brilliant St Keyna team. Everyone pulled together to make a range of improvements for the benefit of our amazing pupils. The school is going from strength to strength.”

Chair of governors Chris Jorgensen added: “The governors are delighted that Ofsted has recognised the tremendous improvements that have taken place at St Keyna since the last inspection. 

“Staff, pupils, parents and governors have all played their part in ensuring we live up to the school motto ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’.”

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