Kirkstall school receives Ofsted praise

Kirkstall St Stephen's Primary School. Photo: Google

Kirkstall St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School continues to be a good school, Ofsted inspectors have said.

During their recent visit, inspectors praised the school for its ‘well-planned and ambitious’ curriculum, and said the delivery of the mathematics curriculum ‘has also been particularly strong over time’. there is also praise for how well pupils do well at reading.

The report adds: “Pupils’ well-being is at the heart of Kirkstall St Stephen’s (KSS). Pupils here come from all walks of life, some with significant challenges and additional learning needs. This is a school that wants pupils to flourish, and they do. Pupils are cherished at KSS.”

Inspectors also praised a wide range of additional opportunities on offer for pupils at school, and said the school is proactive in working with parents. However, they highlighted that there is sometimes a lack of precision in the delivery of the phonics curriculum.

The report can be read in full here.

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