Academy good across the board

Spalding Primary Academy has been rated good across the board following its first Ofsted inspection since gaining academy status.

The school, in Woolram Wygate is now part of the Infinity Academies Trust.
Following the inspection in February inspectors said: “Spalding Primary Academy is a friendly, nurturing and welcoming school.
“Pupils are happy and kept safe.
“The school has created an atmosphere where everyone shows respect, trust, curiosity, pride and determination.”
Executive headteacher Andrew Raistrick said the report was cause for celebration.
“This fantastic report is testament to the continued hard work and dedication of everyone in our school community, and seeing all the wonderful comments from and about our amazing pupils is the cherry on top,” he said.
Support from the Infinity Academies Trust has also been praised by Ofsted.
“Children are at the heart of all we do in our trust, and everything that Spalding Primary Academy does speaks of this, reflecting our vision of creating communities where everyone is ready to learn and prepared to flourish,” said chief executive Gavin Booth.
“We have no doubt that the school will go from strength-to-strength and are proud to support them as they continue on their journey of achievement.”
The report includes praise for the curriculum being relevant and ambitious, reading being prioritised, the school being quick to identify and work with students who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and for the level of care of the staff.
It also has high expectations of learning and behaviour which pupils meet and understand.
In order to improve, the school has been told that the curriculum is too broad in places and should be adapted to meet the needs of pupils on occasions.
The school has been told to improve in was to communicate more with parents.
“The school needs to ensure that it has effective communication with all stakeholders so that parents and carers are fully informed about school improvements and changes,” the report states.

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