Inspection praise for Clipstone

Clipstone Brook
Clipstone Brook

A Leighton headteacher has said that she is “over the moon” after inspectors lavished praise on her school.

Clipstone Brook Lower School, on Brooklands Drive, has retained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating following a visit by the schools watchdog, which praised Clipstone for its “exceptionally caring” environment.

A report of the visit placed every area of the school’s performance in the ‘good’ bracket and singled out the bond between teachers, students and parents.

It read: “The very positive relationships between adults, pupils and especially with the parents, provide an inclusive environment for learning where pupils behave well and flourish,academically and so cially.

“Teaching is characterised by high expectations and engaging lessons, and it enables pupils to make good progress and achieve well. Staff teamwork and support for individual pupils are clear strengths.

“Improved teaching is one vital part in the school’s success. Pupils make better progress in writing because it is taught really well.”

Inspectors also pointed out the successes of the school’s leadership.

The report read: “The school is led and managed well by the headteacher and other senior leaders. Their strong commitment to improvement has resulted in better teaching and rising attainment in this current year.”

Headteacher Angie Hardy told the LBO: “We are over the moon with our Ofsted report which made many positive comments.

“We are all in total agreement that Clipstone Brook is an exceptionally caring school community which goes to great lengths to support pupils and their families so that pupils do well.”

She added: “We would like to thank all the staff, governors, children, parents and carers for all their support and hard work.”