Ofsted’s good news for Poplar Primary School

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London Borough of Merton
29 April 2010

Ofsted’s good news for Poplar Primary School

Poplar Primary School pupils and staff are celebrating following a positive Ofsted report this week, indicating high achievement and further promise for the future.

The school received a “good” rating for overall effectiveness and several “outstanding” ratings for curriculum, care, guidance and support, the extent to which pupils feel safe, adopting healthy lifestyles, engagement with parents and pupils’ behaviour.

The Ofsted report for the school states: ‘The care, guidance and support that pupils receive are outstanding and accordingly pupils behave well, have good relationships with adults and other pupils and respect each other’s achievements”. The inspectors also commented on the strong community of the school, noting that it “provides a warm, welcoming, and stimulating environment where pupils feel cared for, safe, secure and ready to learn”.

Director of Merton council’s children, schools and families department, Yvette Stanley said “It’s fantastic to see Merton’s schools being recognised in this way. Ofsted’s latest report confirms our view that children at the school are happy, healthy and enjoy their learning experience. It’s also good to see Ofsted’s positive comments regarding the staff at the school who work hard to maintain these high standards.”

For more information on Merton schools visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/schoolsdirectory

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Notes to editors:
· The full report is available at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk

Press Contact:
Leoni Munslow
Communications Assistant
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 4654