Top marks for Preston primary school in Ofsted inspection

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Preston school has once again been officially rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors.

Royal Cross Primary Special School on Elswick Road in Ashton achieved outstanding across the board in leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils and early years provision. The inspectors visited the school last month.
The community day special school for five to eleven year-olds is the only school in Lancashire for deaf children and hearing children with speech and language issues.
Headteacher Ruth Bonney, said: "We are delighted to have been officially recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding school once more.
"We offer a high standard of education already, but despite this we are continually looking at ways to improve.
"Our school meets the needs of pupils with a hearing impairment and also with special educational needs. We have a strong focus on leadership and treat every pupil as an individual, ensuring they have an equal opportunity to succeed, whatever their needs and background.
"Our pupils are happy and confident in a supportive environment and they make fantastic progress from their different starting points.
"We won't be resting on our laurels, though. The inspectors made a suggestion and we've taken this on board."
Bob Stott, Lancashire County Council's Director of Children's Services, added:" The teachers, teaching assistants and health professionals at the school form a highly skilled and totally committed team.
"The quality of teaching is superb with the pupils making outstanding progress as a result.
"The pupils' behaviour is exemplary. The school's stimulating environment motivates pupils to want to learn and they have an excellent attitude to studying.
"I'd like to thank everyone at the school on this well-deserved achievement. They have made us very proud of them."
The school meets the needs of 28 pupils from across Lancashire and neighbouring areas.

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Lancashire Life Article

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