Sherborne Primary praised by Ofsted for developing pupils’ characters and resilience

Ofsted has praised staff at Sherborne Primary saying “Leaders are determined that all pupils reach their full potential” and that “parents are overwhelmingly positive about the academic and pastoral provision provided”. The school was inspected in October, and received a ‘good’ rating, maintaining the high standards seen when they were last inspected in 2012.


Pupils themselves were also commended by inspectors who said they were confident, mature, polite and caring. The report highlights that “they develop a positive understanding of respect and tolerance recognising that there are a variety of cultures and beliefs. They understand that people are different, but that it is good to be different”.


Headteacher Ian Bartle said ‘I am always so proud of the wonderful children at our caring school and wish to thank the dedication of my staff, & governors, who do their utmost to support our Sherborne Primary community’.


SAST CEO, Colin Sinclair said “Everyone within the SAST family of schools is absolutely thrilled that Ofsted have recognised that the children at Sherborne Primary School receive a good quality of education. The tremendously positive words of praise and acknowledgement for the way the staff at Sherborne Primary care for the children, during the Ofsted verbal feedback session, make me very proud”.

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