Parkwall praised

PARKWALL Primary School in Cadbury Heath is celebrating a glowing report from the education watchdog Ofsted.

Inspectors rated the school’s leadership and management and the behaviour and personal development of pupils as Outstanding. The quality of education and early years provision were judged to be Good, leading to a Good rating overall.

In a letter to parents and carers of the 105 pupils, executive head Kathryn Absalom and head of school Gary Risdale said they were delighted that all the hard work had paid off.

“We want to take this opportunity to thank our entire community for the support you have shown us,” they said.

The two inspectors visited for two days earlier this year and their report was published in mid-May. It said that pupil behaviour was exemplary, with children showing highly positive attitudes in lessons and demonstrating pride in their school.

“Leaders ensure that pupils’ starting points are not a barrier to their education. They have high expectations of everyone connected with Parkwall,” the report said.

Other strengths highlighted included:

• Excellent support for children with special educational needs and disabilities

• A systematic approach to reading

• An exceptional personal development programme

• Opportunities for experiences such as museum and theatre visits, clubs and trips.

Parkwall is part of a federation with the larger Park Primary in Kingswood and inspectors said this partnership was used well to develop expertise.