Daventry school improves Ofsted rating to ‘good’

Headteacher Jacqui Johnson and pupils from Ashby Fields Primary School.
Headteacher Jacqui Johnson and pupils from Ashby Fields Primary School.

Ashby Fields Primary School in Daventry has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted in its latest inspection.

The inspection team visited the school on April 29 and 30, and their report was released on Friday May 22.

The school secured a judgement of “Good” in all five categories including the achievement of pupils, early years provision, quality of teaching, leadership and management, and behaviour and safety.

Previously the school had been rated as ‘requires improvement’.

Highlights in the report include the comments that “Children achieve well in the early years because of effective teaching and an exciting and inviting environment. They enter Year 1 as confident learners.”

And: “Teaching is good. Marking is a strength as pupils act on the advice about next steps to further their learning and improve their work”

Inspectors also praised the pupils, said: “Behaviour is good. Pupils work hard in lessons and are keen to do well. They are

happy and well looked after.”

Jacqui Johnson, headteacher, said: “The current Ofsted inspection framework is arguably more challenging than ever before and therefore to be recognised as being ‘good’ in every category is testament to the hard work and commitment of the whole team at Ashby Fields.”