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Double celebration as city exceeds national average for pupils at Good and Outstanding schools

Double celebration as city exceeds national average for pupils at Good and Outstanding schools

Two Nottingham primary schools are celebrating after improving standards so that Ofsted now judges them ‘Good’ again. Both Cantrell Primary in Bulwell and Seely Primary in Sherwood were previously rated as ‘requiring improvement’ – but new inspections have seen them reach the ‘Good’ standard set by the education watchdog. The latest improvements mean that the […]

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Primary school praised for ‘tireless’ work to drive up standards

Primary school praised for ‘tireless’ work to drive up standards

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it ‘revitalises and improves’ the quality of education for pupils. Ofsted inspectors said the head teacher and senior leadership team at Melbury Primary in Bilborough had worked ‘tirelessly’ and ‘strenuously’ to drive up standards. Following an inspection visit in March, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Primary school praised by inspectors for ‘happy pupils’

Primary school praised by inspectors for ‘happy pupils’

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the range of visits and activities it provides to create a happy atmosphere for pupils. An Ofsted inspection said children at Bulwell St Mary’s Primary got on well together and enjoyed taking part in sports, music and residential visits. They have also had the chance to improve […]

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Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

Primary school praised for improvements to achieve ‘good’ standard

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for making ‘significant improvements’. Dovecote Primary was twice rated as requiring improvement when visited by Ofsted inspectors in 2014 and 2016. But the education watchdog has found positive changes have been made across the board – with children now making strong progress in their lessons. Inspectors have now […]

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Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen completes his Big Reading Challenge

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, has completed his Big Reading Challenge – smashing his target of reading to more than 5,000 children in 50 days. Since 28 January, Cllr Mellen has read to children in schools, libraries, theatres, bookshops, taxis and the main city council […]

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Primary school head teacher praised as a ‘role model’ for pupils

Primary school head teacher praised as a ‘role model’ for pupils

A Nottingham primary school head teacher has been praised for the way she inspires pupils and teachers. Ofsted inspectors said Rebecca Edge is an excellent role model for everyone at Blue Bell Hill Primary and Nursery School. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the way the head has managed an increase […]

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Outstanding nursery school praised for ‘inspiring awe and wonder’

Outstanding nursery school praised for ‘inspiring awe and wonder’

Nottingham Nursery School has been praised for the way it inspires ‘awe and wonder’ among children. Ofsted inspectors said the nursery in Radford fosters curiosity, celebrates inclusivity and nurtures children. They have awarded it the highest ‘Outstanding’ judgment. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog said the school’s vision was to ‘give children […]

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