Farnley: Lawns Park Primary moves up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating


Ofsted inspectors have classed a Farnley primary school as ‘good’.

Lawns Park Primary was previously classified as requiring improvement in its last full inspection in 2017 – but in a new report published today, inspectors have acknowledged the improvements at the school.

In their report, inspectors praised leadership at the Chapel Lane school. They said:

“The strong leadership team has improved the quality of education since the last inspection.

“Leaders have changed the way that subjects are taught across the school because pupils were not achieving as well as they should, especially in reading.”

The report says the curriculum ‘inspires and motivates’ pupils, providing
them with a range of experiences ‘that take learning beyond the classroom’:

“The teaching of reading, writing and mathematics is now well planned by skilled subject leaders.

“They support teachers well so that pupils’ learning is carefully sequenced across each year group. Teachers use accurate assessments to check what pupils know and understand in these subjects. Teachers’ assessment in other subjects is not as strong, but it is improving.”

The report adds:

“The quality of teaching in Reception has improved since the last inspection. Staff develop children’s language well through interesting word studies. Overall, children make a good start to their education in early years. Some children who are disadvantaged or who have difficulty with speech make slower progress.

“Leaders are aware that support for these children needs to be strengthened further to ensure that all pupils are well prepared for year one.”

The report can be read in full here.


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