Bulwell school is top of the class!

Hempshill Primary School
Hempshill Primary School

Government inspectors have sent a Bulwell school to the top of the class by rating it as ‘outstanding’.

Teachers, pupils and parents at Hempshill Hall Primary School said they were ‘over the moon’ following the recent inspection by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED).

The school’s last OFSTED inspection in May 2013, said it was in need of improvement.

Headteacher Helen Ridge said: “That improvement has been clearly made and in just 22 months the school has made giant strides putting everything in place to give a true reflection of the excellent educational provision that is on offer.

“The inspectors were clearly impressed and the outstanding grades, quite rarely awarded nationally, accurately reflects the hard work and vision displayed by Governors, staff and children, backed by supportive parents.”

Inspectors observed teaching in every class and assessed pupils’ work’.

They checked safeguarding and child protection, attendance and behaviour, pupils’ progress and attainment, the work of the Governing body and the school’s improvement plan.

Inspectors consulted the school’s Parent View website and also analysed responses to a questionnaire completed by 46 members of staff.

Chair of Governors Michael Wilsher said: “It has been a great team effort by everyone involved.

“Hempshill Hall Primary School has many special qualities and to achieve OFSTED’s highest accolade is a credit to all.”

The school has 390 full time pupils and 90 part-time pupils whose ages range from three to 11.