7 December 2023 – 7 December 2024

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School Celebrates Ofsted Success

A Staffordshire school is celebrating after being rated ‘outstanding’ in 4 out of 5 areas by Ofsted. Inspectors attended Anson CE Primary School in Great Haywood in November 2023.

The school was praised for having “a  warm, family atmosphere, where everyone ‘believes and achieves’ together.” The report went on to say “ This is a successful, well-led school, where pupils and staff flourish.”

HMI Lead inspector Corinne Dakin, said “The school has the highest expectations for all…Pupils feel that school is safe and free from bullying.”

The school was deemed ‘outstanding’ in the four categories:

  • Behaviour and attitudes - ‘Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are exceptional.’

  • Personal development - ‘ Pupils have many and varied opportunities to contribute to the life of the school and  the wider community.’

  • Leadership and management - ‘Leadership and management are exceptional.’

  • Early years provision - ‘Children thrive in the outstanding early years.’

Headteacher Ms Nicola Jarret said she was delighted by the report’s findings.

“A huge congratulations to all our staff who have worked tirelessly over the last few years to ensure Anson Church of England Primary remains a very special school for children to grow and learn and I know this will continue in the years to come.”

Anson Primary is part of The Staffordshire Schools Multi Academy Trust.  CEO Charlene Gethin said “Everyone at The Staffordshire Schools Multi Academy Trust are so proud to have such a fantastic, passionate team at Anson Primary School. Everyone  strives for the best for all our children across the Trust and our gratitude goes to Ms Jarrett and her team for securing such a successful outcome and to the other leaders across the trust who have ensured challenge and support, consistency and care to enable all our schools to succeed - together. Well done Anson.”


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