The Coombes Primary School in Arborfield is celebrating a very positive inspection report.
Inspectors from OFSTED visited the school in September and judged the school’s overall effectiveness, teaching, pupil progress and leadership to be ‘good’. This is a tremendous achievement only 15 months after the school was inspected in July 2010 and given a ‘notice to improve’ by OFSTED.
Chris Barrows, chair of governors, said: "The governors are very pleased with the outcome and that the inspection recognised that The Coombes is a vibrant, harmonious community where pupils receive good care and support and make good progress. I would also like to highlight the hard work and commitment of the staff and the leadership of the headteacher that has made this possible. The school eagerly awaits the completion of the new building and facilities, which all our children will benefit from, now and for years to come."
Patrick Pritchett, headteacher, added: "Progress over the year has been strong and sustained and has only been possible because of the commitment and passion of the staff and governors. Together with an amazing group of parents, there is a community-wide belief in the school and a determination to preserve the unique education offered by our school. We all look forward to the coming years as our school continues to move from strength to strength."
Cllr Rob Stanton, executive member for education services at Wokingham Borough Council, congratulated the school on their OFSTED inspection and said: "I have seen first hand the headteacher and staff working very hard to address the areas that were identified for improvement in their last inspection and with the challenge and support of the council, they have made the progress that has been necessary. I am very pleased for the children, families, staff, governors and everyone in The Coombes Primary community."