Kirkdale St Lawrence CofE – Ofsted report – GOOD

Congratulations to Kirkdale St Lawrence CofE Primary school for being rated “Good” by Ofsted.

The full report can be found here:

What is it like to attend this school?
Pupils enjoy attending this nurturing, happy school. They know that the school values
them for who they are and what they could become. This encourages pupils to live out
the school motto. Pupils said that they feel safe in school. They know that there is a
trusted adult who they can go to if they are worried about anything.
The school has recently changed the design of the curriculum. These changes have raised
staff’s expectations of pupils’ achievement in all subjects. Pupils have responded well to
these higher expectations. They work hard to reach them and they are increasingly
successful in their learning. Typically, pupils achieve well across the curriculum.
Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. Pupils learn to treat each other with
respect as soon as they join the school in the early years. They are polite to adults. The
school is a calm, friendly place to learn and play.
Pupils enjoy a wide range of other experiences in school. There are opportunities for
pupils to take on responsibilities, such as being a prefect or a junior chaplain. The school
works with many outside organisations to provide support for pupils’ mental health. This
helps pupils and their families to better understand how to look after their well-being.