High Ercall Primary School

OFSTED inspection - 4th October 2017


Following our inspection earlier this month, I am delighted to be able to share with you the letter which has been sent to me at school. After a 1 day inspection, a letter is sent to the headteacher to confirm findings and share any recommendations for the school. This is then shared with all connected to school, and posted on the OFSTED website.

The inspector, Steve Cartlidge, recognised that this is a good school with many outstanding features. He agreed entirely with the judgements of the school made by myself and the school Governors.

His letter outlined many very positive features of our school including the following:

  • Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable, pupils are very polite, well-mannered and respectful.

  • Pupils take great pride in their school.

  • Parents and pupils say that behaviour is outstanding and that instances of bullying are very rare.

  • Skilled teaching ensures activities are well matched to pupils’ different needs and abilities, including most able pupils.

  • Pupils work with positive attitudes, they learn from mistakes and help each other learn.

  • Phonics, early reading, writing and mathematics are taught very well.

  • Leaders show a strong sense of purpose, set high standards and are self-critical.

  • Attainment is rising and is well above national expectations in all subjects.

  • Progress in reading and mathematics was strong in the end of key stage results in 2017, and slightly lower in writing.


We are continuing to work on supporting pupil progress in writing through the use of editing and proof reading to make sure the grammatical features are included in their pieces.


Click to see the current and previous inspection reports of High Ercall Primary.


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