School gets top marks for care

fsted at Holywell Green Primary School. Phoebe Steel five, Kristian Hambleton five, Ruben Burr five and Connor Wright five.
fsted at Holywell Green Primary School. Phoebe Steel five, Kristian Hambleton five, Ruben Burr five and Connor Wright five.
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A CARING school in Halifax has been praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Holywell Green Primary School has been rated as good overall after its latest inspection by the education watchdog.

Inspectors highlighted the effectiveness of care, guidance and support at the school, which was rated outstanding.

The report said: “This is a remarkably caring school.

“Pupils are supported and nurtured extremely well throughout their time in school.”

Pupils’ achievment was also rated as good as well as their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Inspectors also praised the school’s recently-introduced creative curriculum.

Areas to improve were pupils’ writing skills by developing vocabularies and making sure teaching and learning was consistent.

Head teacher Paul McVeigh said: “We’re very pleased with the report.

“It really highlights the strengths of the school – and in particular the care, guidance and support we offer the children here.

“This is a very important aspect of what we believe in – because without that element we don’t think the children would succeed as well as they could do.

“And that aspect refers to all the staff, not just the teachers but the support staff and lunchtime staff – every element of the school.”