St Leonards school praised by Ofsted inspectors

Staff and pupils are celebrating after getting top marks in their school’s latest inspection by Ofsted.

Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 3:00 pm

Inspectors judged Christ Church CE Primary & Nursery Academy a ‘Good’ school, giving its nursery provision a rating of ‘Outstanding’.

Susannah Singh and Russell Thorne, co-headteachers, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the two-day Ofsted inspection. It recognises the hard work and dedication of staff and children at our school.”

In their report, inspectors said: “Pupils feel safe in school. They say this because it is a place where people of different backgrounds work together, get along together and help each other. No one is left out.

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“Leaders and staff work with determination to ensure that every pupil in this school succeeds. They do this by getting to know their pupils well and making sure they meet their needs.”

Christ Church is part of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT).

The trust’s CEO, Mark Talbot, was full of praise for the work of the co-Headteachers, their staff and children. He said: “Safe and happy children, hard-working staff and a wide range of opportunities provided for the children at the school is the daily diet at Christ Church. The trust has a vision to help every child achieve their God-given potential and this wonderful school truly lives this out.”

A statement from the school’s governors said: “The Ofsted report highlights the hard work, commitment and adaptability of the senior leaders and skilled staff at Christ Church.

“It shows our teachers respond effectively and with passion to the varied needs of the pupils in our school, ensuring they receive rich and vibrant lessons every single day. The report also comments on just how amazing our pupils are, so, from all the governors of Christ Church CE Primary and Nursery Academy, well done to everyone.”

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