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From Strength to Strength at Stoborough * Updated

by Michael Ford last modified 04 Sep, 2017 09:41 AM

Stoborough CE VA Primary School, near Wareham, recently received another ‘Outstanding’ result in a recent school inspection.

SIAMS* Inspector Lorraine Pugh noted, “The school’s leadership, strongly led by the committed headteacher, is highly effective in promoting a Christian community that enables all learners to have a secure understanding of Christian values and how these influence our lives.

“There are clear links between the school’s Christian values, collective worship and religious education, each having Jesus and the teachings of the Bible as their focus.

“Pupils are encouraged and supported extremely well in striving to give their best effort at all times and their achievements are celebrated within the whole school community.”

The school has achieved the RE Gold Quality Mark, and children have achieved success in the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE)’s international competition for their depiction of ‘Art in Heaven’. A recent parent questionnaire was overwhelmingly positive about the school’s work and its inclusive ethos.

Next steps include ensuring that any future organisational changes will not adversely impact on the school’s outstanding qualities, and sharing excellent practice with other schools and organisations.

Stoborough is a smaller than average Church of England primary school with 202 children on roll. The school mainly serves its community just outside the town of Wareham, but a significant number come from outside of the school’s designated catchment area.

Children are predominantly from White British backgrounds. The proportion of children eligible for free school meals and the pupil premium grant is below the national average. The number of children receiving extra support for special educational needs is above the national average.

The headteacher has been in post for five years. The school is popular within the area and oversubscribed for some age groups. Since the previous inspection, the school has grown from a First school to a Primary. The teaching is organised into one class per year group.

*Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

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