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Freeman Primary School, Stowupland drops Ofsted rating

A Stowupland primary school has been rated ‘requires improvement’ after an inspection from Oftsed last month.

Freeman Community Primary School, which was previously rated ‘good’ in its last inspection, scored ‘requires improvement’ in categories the quality of education and leadership and management.

However, the school was rated ‘good’ for behaviour and attitudes, personal development and early years provision.

Ofsted logo.
Ofsted logo.

Inspectors said in the report that ‘some curriculum plans are not well thought out’ and ‘teachers do not have a secure knowledge of all the subjects they teach’.

The report, however, added that ‘children get off to a great start in the early years. The well-thought-out curriculum is exciting’.

Daniel Pettitt, headteacher, said: “The staff and governors are disappointed with the outcome but we do note that the report identifies many areas of strength and good practice, in particular the behaviour and wellbeing of the children.

“The actions that have been suggested, have been taken from the school development plan that was completed in September and progress has already been made.”