Following the recent Ofsted inspection of Ashfield Park Primary School, Ross-on-Wye, the school has now received the formal report which reflects and confirms the continuing improvement in overall academic performance.

In addition, Ofsted recognised the high standard of pastoral care and additional activities, delivered alongside a diverse and challenging curriculum, designed to ensure that each and every child achieves their full potential in a caring, supportive and inclusive environment.

Inspectors were impressed by pupils’ enthusiasm for learning and the inclusive culture of Ashfield Park, commenting, ‘Pupils enjoy their lessons. They told me how much they enjoyed coming to school.’ The inspector noted that parents were equally forthcoming in their praise for the school. One parent summed up the views of many when they wrote, ‘Ashfield Park is a lovely, friendly school with great teaching staff. They are always helpful, and my child is doing fantastically well.’

Steve Kendrick, Headteacher, is delighted with the OFSTED report. He said: “We believe this report is evidence of the tireless work of the teachers, leaders, governors and every member of school staff.

“We have incredible pupils who are now more engaged in school than ever. We would like to thank all those parents and carers who have embraced the vision “Inspired for Life” over the past two years, and have supported our work to bring this to life in our school and community.”

As the school now continues on its journey to excellence, senior leaders, staff and governors remain determined to ensure that Ashfield Park provides the very best education for all pupils.See this week’s paper for more stories like this, available in shops and as a Digital Edition now.