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SOUTHWAY NURSERY SCHOOL IS OUTSTANDING

 

Ofsted have recognised that Southway Nursery School is an outstanding nursery school. Ofsted carried out their inspection of the school on 11th and 12th March, and every category assessed was judged to be… outstanding!

The two-day assessment was carried out with one day’s notice. Inspectors gathered, and evaluated, a wide-range of evidence. The outstanding grade was awarded to the ‘Achievement of Pupils’, the ‘Quality of Teaching’, the ‘Behaviour and Safety of Pupils’, and the school’s ‘Leadership and Management’.

Ofsted’s report noted ‘this is a Nursery where everyone is welcome and valued. The staff are passionate and committed to ensuring that the children and their families are at the heart of everything that they do’.

 

Kevin Crompton, Director for Children’s and Adults’ Services at Bedford Borough Council said: “Congratulations to the staff at Southway Nursery School for operating at the highest standard possible. This setting has gone from good to outstanding. It offers a fantastic environment in which children are nurtured at this vital and formative stage of life.”

 

The report also highlighted ‘the exceptional head teacher, well supported by a highly committed deputy head teacher and staff team, has ensured that significant improvements have been made in all areas of the school’s work’.

 

Isabel Davis, Head teacher at Southway Nursery School said: “We are delighted that our nursery school has been recognised as Outstanding. Myself and the team take great pride in our work and it is most pleasing to know that we are getting it right when it comes to giving children the support they need for a happy and fulfilled life ahead.”

 

The nursery school recently hosted a fun day event which celebrated Peter Pan, Southway & Cherry Trees Nursery Schools/Day Care settings coming together to form the Bedford Nursery Schools Federation. 

 

Kevin Crompton, continued: “Young people in our borough are able to get the best start in life. Last year, schools in Bedford Borough were praised after the Local Authority area was recognised by Ofsted as offering one of the best opportunities in the country for children to attend a good or outstanding primary school.”

 

To read Southway Nursery School Ofsted’s report in full, visit http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/

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