Good Ofsted grading for Birchington Primary School

Birchington Primary School

Birchington CE Primary School was one of the first schools across the country to be inspected under the new September 2019 Ofsted framework. This framework has a much stronger emphasis on the quality of a school’s curriculum and the wellbeing of pupils.  Birchington did fantastically well, with the school maintaining its grading of good.

The Ofsted inspector spent time emphasising in the report how impressed she was the school’s “high ambition for all pupils”, the “skilful planning and teaching” and the “broad and interesting curriculum.” 

She was also keen to mention the wide-ranging activities Birchington offers, the exciting events children are involved in and the ‘wrap around care’ the school offers. The inspector praised the quality of Birchington’s Early Years provision, highlighting the strong relationships between staff and pupils, how well they are cared for and how quickly they settle into school life.

Headteacher Ms Kathleen Barham,said: “I am immensely proud of all the staff and pupils at our school and it was wonderful that the Ofsted inspector recognised what a great place our school is to learn and work!”