Ofsted inspectors find Shelf J&I School is improving

Shelf J&I School
Shelf J&I School
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A primary school is celebrating after receiving a “good” rating from Ofsted.

Shelf Junior and Infant School was previously found to be “satisfactory.”

Inspectors were impressed with the achievement of pupils with the majority leaving school with above average attainment and praised teachers.

Teaching at Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 was particularly strong and “pupils make rapid progress in their first years at the school.”

It also reserved praise for school leaders and governors who “have a very thorough understanding of the work of the school, and very high expectations for what it should achieve”.

The behaviour of pupils was found to be good.

There were several key areas of improvement for the school to reach the top grade of “outstanding.”

Key Stage 2 teaching needs to improve to be on a par with that found lower down the school and teachers at that level do not always have high enough expectations for the amount of work pupils should achieve, says the report.