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St Thomas of Canterbury primary school in Carisbrooke is celebrating a “good” Ofsted, more than two years after it was rated as “requires improvement”.

Inspectors visited the school in January and the report has just been published.

Ofsted has praised the headteacher, senior leaders and governors’ clear vision and direction and recognised that they had raised achievement and strengthened teaching.

Inspectors said leaders have rightly focused on improving the quality of teaching throughout the school.

They said there is a strong culture of ambition and support for pupils.

However, the inspectors’ report said attainment in writing is not as strong as
in reading and mathematics and that pupils are not challenged consistently to use and apply their skills, especially in longer pieces of work.

Last January, the school was found to be taking effective action to improve.

You can read the latest Ofsted report here.