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Folville Junior School gets ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Published on Monday, May 23, 2016

A CITY junior school has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted after a recent inspection.

Folville Junior School, in Folville Rise, Braunstone, has been a given a ‘good’ rating for every area in which it was inspected, including leadership and management, the quality of teaching, and outcomes for pupils.

Inspectors praised the school for its ‘caring and nurturing’ environment and ‘positive climate for learning.’

They said that the ‘highly respected’ headteacher and deputy headteacher, well supported by staff and governors, had successfully focused on the right priorities since the last inspection.

Previously, Folville was rated by Ofsted as requiring improvement.

Headteacher Bruce Wells said: “I’m very proud to be the headteacher of such a wonderful school, and I’m delighted that Ofsted has recognised the hard work that we all put in as a school community, including all staff, pupils, parents and governors.

“We pride ourselves on giving our pupils a great start in life, both academically and socially, and I’m particularly pleased that the Ofsted report noted the high levels of respect pupils show each other.

“We’re very pleased with this report and will continue to work to raise standards and help every child who passes through our doors to achieve to their full potential.”

Cllr Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor for children, young people and schools, added: “This is great news for Folville and thoroughly well deserved. I’m delighted that Folville will join a whole host of our schools which have been rated good in recent months, including Sandfield Close, Knighton Fields, Avenue and Coleman primary schools.

“Overdale and Green Lane infant schools and Shenton primary school have also recently been inspected and remained ‘good’, and in our secondary sector, Madani Boys and Crown Hills received ‘good’ ratings.

“Folville has clearly put rigorous plans of action in place to drive improvement, and as a local authority we’re delighted to support them in their aims and aspirations for all the children at their school.

“It’s fantastic to see the hard work that our schools put in being recognised.”