It’s all good for new Doncaster academy

Dunsville Primary School Headteacher Kevin Flint celebrates the schools Ofsted result with pupils. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 03-02-15 Dunsville Ofsted MC 1

Dunsville Primary School Headteacher Kevin Flint celebrates the schools Ofsted result with pupils. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 03-02-15 Dunsville Ofsted MC 1

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Staff and pupils at a Doncaster primary school are celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ report from Ofsted following its first inspection as an academy.

Dunsville Primary School, Broadway, received the second-best rating after government inspectors visited.

Headteacher Kevin Flint said: “I am extremely proud of what this report says.

“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking parents for their continued support, our children for their super attitudes to learning, our board of governors for their involvement and challenge and finally to the dedicated staff for their commitment and hard work.

“Our school is all about working together to achieve excellence through enjoyment and this report is testimony to that.”

Ofsted visited Dunsville Primary last month and observed numerous lessons, with inspectors classing the academy as good in all areas, including the achievement of pupils and the quality of teaching.

Report author and lead inspector Marain Thomas said: “This is a good school which offers its pupils a good standard of education in a caring environment.

“Teaching is nearly always good, with some examples of outstanding practice. Pupils spoken to clearly enjoy learning and make good progress as evidenced by the quality of work in their books.

“Pupils’ achievement is good overall. The vast majority make good and better progress, often from low starting points.

“Standards reached by pupils at the end of year six last year were above the national average in reading and equal to it in mathematics and writing.”

To be rated outstanding, the academy must speed up pupils’ achievement in Key Stage One by ensuring that work set matches the needs of the most able pupils.

At its last inspection in 2010 the school, which is a member of the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust, was given a good rating.

It became an academy two years later.