City primary school rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Published on 13 July 2015

A CITY primary school is celebrating being rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Inspectors said Montrose School, in Aylestone, was achieving good standards in all areas, including leadership and management, the behaviour of pupils and the quality of teaching.

Montrose was also rated as good for the achievement of pupils while they are at the school, and for its early years provision for the youngest pupils.

Headteacher Andy Owens said: “We’re delighted to have received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted in every area they inspected us in. This result recognises the hard work of everyone involved with the school – from teachers and support staff to governors, parents and, of course, the children.

“We’ll continue to work to raise standards at Montrose and ensure that every child who comes here gets the most out of being at school and achieves to their full potential.

“It's our aim to make sure children leave here having enjoyed their time with us and really well-prepared for the challenges of secondary school.”

Inspectors said children at Montrose behave well, feel safe in school and are respectful of staff and each other. They added that teachers monitor progress well and that the leadership team had a clear strategy for continuing to raise standards.

Cllr Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor responsible for children, young people and schools, said: “It’s great news that Montrose has had this result, joining 55 other primary schools in the city out of 78 that are rated good or outstanding.

“It’s also good news for the city as a whole, because local authority schools are extremely experienced at working together, sharing good practice and supporting each other to raise standards.”

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