Shrewton Primary rated 'good' after huge turnaround

Shrewton Primary rated 'good' after huge turnaround

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 8:32am 16th March 2020.

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It's less than four years since the school was placed into Special Measures by OFSTED.

The latest inspection was held in February 2020, with the Primary rated as 'good' in all areas.

It's also the first OFSTED report for Shrewton since they joined the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust.

Shrewton C of E Primary School March 2020
Children at the Primary School are taught 'The Shrewton Way', with the motto 'believe, achieve and grow'

Headteacher Emily Mullord said: 

"We are truly delighted with the outcome of this report and how it accurately represents our school, the progress that we have made and how clearly it captures our ambitions for the future.  

"It is a privilege to lead a school where all stake holders live out our values and are committed to our school pledge, 'The Shrewton Way' which was acknowledged to be 'at the heart of pupils' experiences.' This outcome really is a culmination of the hard work and dedication of our whole school community from Trust level through to staff, pupils, parents and other links that we have made and grown within our local area." 

Shrewton C of E Primary School March 2020
The school was in Special Measures in June 2016 and has been on 'such a journey' since to improve standards


The school's been praised for things like the 'good quality of education', 'pupils' determination to learn' and the children being 'well prepared for the next stage' of their schooling.

Inspectors also highlighted the priority that's placed on reading in the school, that pupils 'know right from wrong' and learn values like 'respect and kindness'.

Shrewton C of E Primary School March 2020
The report from OFSTED says children at Shrewton 'love to read and find joy and wonder in their books'

Shrewton Primary's picked out areas like art, music and design & technology as focus areas to improve standards in the future.

Mark Lacey, Chief Executive of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust said: 

"This report is a fantastic achievement for the school.  It has been on such a journey over the last three years and we could not be more proud of having the school in the Trust.  Mrs Mullord has been such an inspiration and the staff, governors, parents and community have all done so much to get the school where it is today for the good of the pupils.  The children of Shrewton are wonderful and now have the school they deserve."

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