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School near Bourne praised by school inspectors

A village primary has been praised by school inspectors.

Morton Primary School, just north of Bourne, has received a ‘good’ rating following a short inspection in March.

Ofsted said the school continues to be good since its last inspection in 2013.

George Trafford and some of the children (8181410)
George Trafford and some of the children (8181410)

In 2016, the school became an academy and last year, opened a nursery for children aged 2-plus.

Headteacher George Trafford was told: “You, the staff team and governors have worked hard to provide a stimulating environment within a Christian ethos where pupils can become confident learners. You share a commitment to improving learning opportunities so that pupils can achieve their very best.”

Pupils said the school was friendly and everyone feels welcome. They enjoy learning, they see the teachers as good. They try hard, are keen to do well, their behaviour reflects school values and they like the games and activities provided.

Ofsted also noted how parents and carers ‘valued the school’s caring ethos.’

Governors knew the school well and provided the head with appropriate challenge and support and they showed a strong commitment to improving the school further.

“Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well”, with children involved in community activities and fundraising.

Attainment in reading, writing and maths was also above national levels.

Mr Trafford was delighted with the report. “This is a real testament to all the pupils, parents, governors and of course our brilliant staff who have so worked hard together.”

Chairman of governors, Helen Whitfield said: "The governors are delighted that the inspectors recognised how the Christian ethos of the school has resulted in a caring and positive learning environment with wonderful hardworking pupils.”

The report further affirmed its ‘Outstanding’ Church Schools inspection of 2016.


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