Inspectors give St Bart’s ‘good’ Ofsted rating

By Tom White  
Friday 4th February 2022 7:00 am
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From left to right is:- Aurelia (Head Girl), Sebastian (Head Boy), Josh (Deputy Head Boy), Emily (Deputy Head Girl) ()

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ST BARTHOLOMEW’S Primary School has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited the Haslemere school on January 12 and 13.

The Ofsted report praised the welcoming environment at the school.

It said: “Pupils enjoy coming to this happy and welcoming community. They buzz with curiosity.

“Pupils speak with joy and enthusiasm about what they learn and are proud of their achievements. Their desire for learning flows from the BARTS values of believe, achieve, respect, trust, succeed. Teachers expect pupils to work hard and pupils rise to these high expectations.

“Pupils behave well. They flourish in the strongly nurturing environment. Relationships between staff and pupils are based on mutual respect. Pupils feel safe, happy and well cared for.

“They said that staff do not tolerate any form of bullying or unkindness. If incidents occur, they are dealt with quickly.”

The Ofsted report also praised the quality of teaching at the school.

It said: “Learning at St Bart’s is ambitious, engaging, memorable and inclusive.

“Leaders have thought carefully about what pupils should learn across the curriculum. Early reading is taught effectively. Leaders and teachers prioritise it from the moment children start in Reception.”

“We’re delighted,” said St Bartholomew’s Primary School headteacher Charles Beckerson.

“Our whole school ethos was praised, and our community efforts were recognised. It was particularly pleasing our early reading and our safeguarding procedures were also praised.”

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