West Park is judged to be a “good&...

West Park is judged to be a “good&...

7 Jun

West Park is judged to be a “good” school

A Hartlepool primary school has been judged to be “good” following a recent visit from Ofsted.

Inspectors visited West Park Primary School in Coniscliffe Road on 24/25 April 2024 as part of Ofsted’s national programme of school inspection.

The Ofsted report says: “West Park Primary School continues to be a good school. Staff are proud to work at the school. They create a happy environment where pupils attend highly, enjoy learning and are safe.

“Pupils enjoy attending West Park Primary School. The school has high expectations for pupils.

“Pupils behave very well in lessons and are quick to settle to their learning. Pupils are inquisitive. This helps them meet the high academic standards the school has for them. Pupils achieve well in end of key stage tests and assessments.

Pupils enjoy the range of clubs on offer. They appreciate clubs such as guitar, gardening and art club. They enjoy helping their younger peers in the school.

“Pupils value the care they receive from adults. On the rare occasions that bullying happens, the school takes swift and effective action. Pupils are safe in this kind and caring school.”

The school curriculum also comes in for praise.

“The school has carefully considered the broad curriculum that pupils study. Frequent opportunities to revisit previous learning ensure that pupils recall knowledge well.

“Pupils learn to read quickly. Highly trained adults teach pupils the skills they need to be effective readers. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) experience the same high-quality support.

“The school accurately identifies pupils who need extra help. Pupils catch-up quickly if they fall behind. This is due to effective intervention.

“Adults in the school recognise the care that is being taken to support their workload and well-being. The school, trust and local academy committee ensure that this is a priority.”

West Park is home to 347 pupils between the age of three and 11 and is one of ten schools under the umbrella of Ad Astra Academy Trust.

Andy Brown OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Ad Astra Academy Trust, said: “This is a positive report, and I am delighted that the school has maintained its “good” Ofsted rating.

“I would like to thank staff, pupils, parents/carers and everyone else involved at West Park for their continued hard work.”

Ofsted’s Lead Inspector for the visit was Andrew Gibbins.

Unusually, the school has one or two places in Reception class for September 2024. For further details, contact Nicola Pearce at the school.

The other primary schools within Ad Astra are Barnard Grove, Brougham and West View in Hartlepool, Crooksbarn and Rosebrook in Stockton-on-Tees, Ayresome and Sunnyside in Middlesbrough and Deaf Hill and Kelloe in Durham.

Ad Astra Academy Trust was formed in 2015 and over the last nine years has grown across the Tees Valley, providing education for over 3,500 pupils and over 500 employees.

Click on the link below to view the Ofsted report in full

10297412 – West Park Primary School