AN OFSTED report has praised a Herefordshire school for its positive progress.

Aylestone School in Hereford received the report from Ofsted following a monitoring inspection in early July.

The conclusions in the report have left Executive Headteacher, Simon Robertson, confident that the next full Ofsted inspection will result in the school being graded good.

The report said that the school’s leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action and have successfully addressed many of the areas for improvement raised at the last visit.

Hereford Times: The report said the school has successfully addressed many of the areas for improvement The report said the school has successfully addressed many of the areas for improvement

Ofsted inspectors found the school to be calm and orderly throughout the day, pupils to be polite and courteous, and that attendance is good.

Inspectors noted that parents praised the support the school provides for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and that the attendance of these pupils had also improved since the previous inspection.

Mr Robertson said: “I am very pleased with this report as it’s clear inspectors have seen the progress the school has made.

“It is really rewarding to see it clearly stated that many of the areas for improvement highlighted at the last inspection have been addressed and it makes me feel confident that the school will be graded as good when we have our next full inspection.

“This will be no more than the staff here deserve for all the hard work they have been doing. They have been brilliant during one of the toughest times there has ever been in education and the way they have responded to the challenges posed by the pandemic is inspirational.

“I’d like to thank all my staff for their continued hard work and also say a big well done to our pupils and their families for the way they have conducted themselves despite the disruption that Covid has caused to all our lives.

“While we will always be striving for further improvements, particularly in reviewing the information we collect relating to assessments, the fact that Aylestone continues to thrive is a huge compliment for everyone in the school’s family and I couldn’t be prouder of the part that every single individual involved in school life has played.”

Anyone wanting to find out more about Aylestone School can do so at its open evening on October 6, or during the open week which runs from October 11-15.

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