A Wilmslow school has recently received a glowing report from Ofsted.
St. Anne’s Fulshaw on Nursery Lane was established in 1876. It is the oldest primary school in Wilmslow and the only church school in the town. The school was found to be good with outstanding features and the report commented on the fact that “the more able pupils do particularly well.”
It went on to say that “the school is exceptionally well led by a headteacher who knows her school well and who is committed to providing the best possible educational experience for the pupils in her care. Pupils behave very well. They feel safe in the school with its warm and caring family environment. The strong emphasis on inclusion means that the pupils’ emotional and learning needs are met extremely well.”
During the inspection the majority of the teaching observed was good or outstanding.
“The good and outstanding lessons had a well-defined structure with the teacher clear about the activities pupils were expected to complete. These were well matched to the abilities of the pupils and had an element of challenge which motivated the more able pupils but also stretched the less able without discouraging their participation. Most of all, the character, energy and enthusiasm of the teacher shone through and engaged the pupils and motivated them into wanting to learn.”
The kind Christian ethos of the school was particularly remarked upon by the inspector, who said “the school is a warm and caring place in which the children are welcomed and nurtured. Pupils are polite and courteous. They get on well with each other and the adults who care for them. They are keen to learn. Teachers and teaching assistants establish very good relationships with their classes.”
This is a member post by Nicola Cathery.