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Harrow primary school receives new ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Marlborough Primary School in Harrow has received an overall “Good” rating in its recent Ofsted inspection, affirming its commitment to providing a high-quality education.

The inspection, conducted at the school located on Marlborough Hill in Harrow on 17 and 18 October, highlighted the positive atmosphere and strong relationships of the school, fostering a joyful environment for both learning and work

“Pupils explained that they are always kind because they respect each other’s differences. They said that this is why bullying is rare,” stated the report. Pupils expressed trust in adults to handle issues fairly and swiftly, while also demonstrating a keen understanding of online safety.

Parents mirrored these sentiments, using words such as “exceptional,” “amazing,” and “a dream school” to describe their experiences. Many expressed a desire for the school to extend into the secondary phase due to the excellent progress their children are making.

Marlborough Primary School excels in adapting learning to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). “The use of well-chosen resources, including visual prompts, helps to ensure that these pupils access the same curriculum content as their peers,” stated the report.

“Reading is a high priority. Staff receive regular training in how to deliver the phonics programme. This means that, from the early years onwards, pupils experience a phonics curriculum that is delivered consistently well and supports them to develop the skills needed to become competent readers,” the report highlighted.

“Pupils behave well in class and around the school. Routines are well established right from early years,” the report noted. Well-established routines contribute to calm and efficient classrooms, ensuring no time is lost in the learning process.

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“The focus on personal development is exceptionally strong and leads to high-quality provision for all,” the report praised. The school provides pupils with an array of experiences that aim to build their characters well, including undertaking a wide range of leadership roles.

Headteacher Claire Robinson-Jones commented, “We are thrilled that the inspectors recognised the strengths within Marlborough Primary School. The report is a testament to the ongoing commitment and unwavering dedication of our entire school community who continuously  go above and beyond to ensure the highest standards of education. As ever, our children were our greatest advocates by the way they spoke so enthusiastically about the school and by embodying everything the school represents.

Ryan Briody, Assistant Headteacher added, “The overwhelmingly positive outcome of the inspection is a result of the collective effort and exceptional teamwork demonstrated by all staff. We have worked tirelessly to create an environment that fosters high morale and a passion for learning. This, in turn, has had a positive impact on our students, who have made significant progress and demonstrated outstanding personal development.”

Zahra Jaffer, Special Educational Needs Coordinator said, “The Ofsted report reflects the transformative journey our school has embarked upon, and it reinforces our determination to provide an exceptional education that nurtures and develops each and every child to reach their full potential.”

Monique Ring, Assistant Headteacher, said, “We are especially delighted with the excellent feedback Ofsted received from parents, acknowledging the positive impact the school has had on their children’s overall happiness and wellbeing. We are immensely proud of this achievement and will continue to work hard to maintain these high standards.”

Harrow primary school receives new 'Good' Ofsted rating Harrow Online

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