‘Small village school with big school aspirations’ says Ofsted

Lancashire County Council have placed traffic warning signs outside Sabden Primary School.
Lancashire County Council have placed traffic warning signs outside Sabden Primary School.
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A Sabden school is celebrating after getting a huge thumbs up from Ofsted.

Sabden Primary School was awarded “good” under the new framework, and received glowing comments from the inspector for having high ambitions for the pupils and continuing to improve the school.

Sitting at the heart of the village, the school was judged to be achieving its mission statement of “providing a safe, happy, healthy, caring and stimulating environment”.

Head teacher Lisa Stinchon said: “We received many positive comments within the report and were very proud of our children who shone during the visit and gave their opinions and thoughts of our school so articulately.”

Another positive note from the inspector was that Sabden Primary played a large part in the community and that all aspects of the school worked well together.

Chairman of Governors, John Glenn said: “I’m delighted with the Ofsted Inspection. They have recognised the efforts of Mrs Stinchon, the staff, the governors, parents and especially the children, in continuing to build on success.

“Ofsted recognises that together, we have created a school where children are safe, happy, learning and achieving.”

Part of the Ofsted Inspection involved gaining feedback from parents, both personally at the school gates, and via an online questionnaire.

One of these comments spoke of Sabden being “a small village school with big school aspirations”, it went on to say that it “valued it’s pupils and their families and provided a great start for children”.

Morale is high within the school and this has given the team and pupils a huge boost.