STAFF, children and parents are celebrating at a Yate primary school after it received a good Ofsted rating a few years after being placed into special measures. 

Inspectors visited Tyndale Primary School in Yate on Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21, five years after it was placed into special measures following an Ofsted grade of inadequate, the lowest possible rating. 

Members from the school, which at the time of the recent inspection had 166 pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 on its roll, have been celebrating this recent transformation in its Ofsted grade. 

As well as receiving an overall rating of good, Tyndale Primary received a good rating for all five categories -  the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management plus early years provision. 

Inspectors found: "Tyndale Primary is a school where everyone is welcome as part of the Tyndale family. 

Gazette Series: Staff and pupils celebrate good Ofsted rating at Tyndale Primary School, Yate Staff and pupils celebrate good Ofsted rating at Tyndale Primary School, Yate (Image: Tyndale Primary School)"Relationships between staff and pupils are strong and these are rooted in the school’s ethos, based on values that include respect and ambition.

"Staff have high expectations for all pupils. 

"Pupils are inquisitive and engaging.

"They know the school rules and behave well.

"Beyond the classroom, pupils socialise happily.

"They feel safe and know that a trusted adult will help them if they have any worries.

"Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported.

"Staff know pupils’ needs well and carefully consider the support they require.

"Pupils know how to look after their physical and mental health.

"The school and the trust are committed to the mission to give ‘every child the best chance of success. 

"The arrangements for safeguarding are effective."

In terms of improvements, inspectors however found that in some foundation subjects, the school’s approach to assessment is not fully developed.

Inspectors said: "This means teachers do not always form an accurate picture of how successfully pupils have learned the curriculum.

"The school and the trust need to ensure that the use of assessment identifies exactly what pupils know and remember."

Headteacher Katie Parkhouse said: "We are delighted about this significant achievement and so very proud of the whole school community.

"The Tyndale family are committed to continuing the trajectory of the school improvement work so that the community of Yate can be confident that we provide the very best primary education provision." 

Will Smith, chief executive officer of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, who run the school, said: “Tyndale Primary School has been on a rapid improvement journey and we are delighted that this has been recognised by Ofsted.

"In particular, we welcomed the inspectors’ observations of the ambitious curriculum, the support for children with Special Educational Needs and the important focus of reading.

"The entire school community can be proud of the hard work of the children and staff at Tyndale.”