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Praise for Colne Primet Academy in Ofsted report

Colne Primet Academy has been rated highly for making improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils' progress, attendance and behaviour

Posted by Alex Diggins | July 01, 2018 | Teaching

Colne Primet Academy has been graded good in all areas in its recent inspection, with the leadership of the Principal described as ‘exceptional’ and examples of ‘very strong teaching’ observed by the inspectors.

The school became part of Pendle Education Trust, a multi-academy trust sponsored by the ‘Outstanding’ Nelson and Colne College in January 2013. Since then significant improvements have been made to the school’s leadership, the quality of teaching and learning, and the school is now ranked as the most improved secondary school in Pendle and in the top 10 in East Lancashire for its Progress 8 scores.

Principal Lynne Blomley said: “We are absolutely delighted that Ofsted recognised the progress the school has made since our last inspection. A lot of hard work has been put in by everyone involved with the school and it was fantastic to see that the inspectors identified the high expectations we have of staff and pupils.”

“Inspectors praised the variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs offered by the school,” she continued. “These include sports clubs, trips and visits, after-school revision sessions and charity fundraising which contribute to pupils’ personal development and found that the high attendance figures were evidence of how much pupils enjoy attending the school.”

The Ofsted report also highlighted the outstanding work the school does with local primary schools to ensure a smooth transition for pupils between Years 6 and 7. This continues on 28th June with a Transition Day for new students followed by an information evening for their parents and carers.

Andrew Stephenson MP added: “It is fantastic to hear about Colne Primet Academy’s recent Ofsted grading. I have visited the school numerous times over the past few years and seen first-hand the excellent work of staff and pupils and so I am delighted that this has been recognised by Ofsted.”

In the first week of the summer holidays, a summer school will give new students an additional opportunity to meet other new pupils and their new teachers whilst taking part in fun activities.

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