Doncaster Infant School praised after inspection


A Doncaster school has been praised by inspectors – although education could be better matched to pupils’ abilities.

Norton Infant school is celebrating the results of a recent Ofsted inspection which rated it as good.

School leadership and management were praised.

The report said: “The school is a happy place where the passionate commitment to raising pupils’ attainment and progress is strong.

Parents were also said to be positive about the school.

The report said: “They value highly the very good care the school provides to help their children build strong friendships and enjoy learning.”

The report said the school is not yet outstanding, because not enough of the teaching is outstanding to drive pupils’ progress more rapidly.

Occasionally, work in lessons is not matched accurately to pupils’ ability and expectations are not always high enough, particularly of the more able.

Pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium and pupils with special educational needs make good progress because they receive effective support.

At the end of Year 2, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are consistently above average.

The teaching is good overall and some is outstanding.

Jo Moxon, assistant director of education, said: “This is a good result which demonstrates hard work from pupils, staff, parents and governors.

“Doncaster Council works closely with schools across the borough, offering support and challenge towards the aim of all schools being good or outstanding.”