We are delighted to report that Burtonwood Community Primary School was re-inspected this February and has maintained its Outstanding status; there is no change to the overall judgement.

The lead inspector, John Donald, said ‘the pupils are very proud of their school…and aspire to be excellent in all that they do’. He described the curriculum as ‘interesting and ambitious’ and said that staff ‘lead their subject areas with confidence’.

He praised the School, saying that all pupils ‘get the help they need from staff to access the curriculum and achieve well,’ including those with special educational needs and those who are disadvantaged. Pupils ‘develop a deep appreciation of different cultures through exciting and creative art and design projects’, and ‘understand that they must treat everyone with dignity and respect’. The report also recognises the ‘strong and established culture of safeguarding’.

Heather Muttock, Headteacher, said: ‘I am thrilled by the report, which reflects our values and the hard work and dedication shown by the staff in supporting our children.  We aim to provide an excellent service for local families and we are very proud of the pupils’ achievement.’

Advice on how to improve further was limited to greater consistency of approach in delivering phonics, and ensuring that all subject leads build fully on what children learn in early years.

This is well-deserved recognition for an excellent school and all those associated with the School.

To contact Burtonwood Community Primary School for more information, please see the school website www.burtonwoodcp.co.uk