Sleaford area primary school wins praise from Ofsted

'Still good' ... Ofsted's verdict on Leasingham St Andrew's CofE Primary School.

'Still good' ... Ofsted's verdict on Leasingham St Andrew's CofE Primary School.

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A school near Sleaford has won praise from the Government’s schools watchdog.

Leasingham St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, in Lincoln Road, Leasingham, recently welcomed Ofsted for what is known as a ‘short inspection’.

These are one-day visits to schools judged as ‘good’ at their last full inspection.

Following March’s visit, Ofsted ruled that the school ‘continues to be good’ and ‘safeguarding is effective’.

In a letter to headteacher David Hodgson, Her Majesty’s inspector Sally Smith notes:

n Leaders and governors are aspirational for pupils and committed to the continued improvement of the school.

n The leadership team has ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality.

In terms of next steps, she recommends suitable challenges be consistently provided for the most able pupils.

Headteacher David Hodgson paid tribute to ‘very positive, phenomenally committed and hardworking staff and children’ and ‘extremely supportive parents and governors’ in the school’s success, adding: “At the present time the Government continues to raise its expectations for school performance and as such it is an achievement to have maintained our position as a ‘good school’ and we can be proud of our success.”