St Michael’s Church of England Primary School in Stoke Gifford has been rated “good” by Ofsted inspectors, who visited the school for two days last month.
The team of four inspectors observed approximately ten hours of lessons at the 597-pupil school, which is located in Ratcliffe Drive.
The report begins:
“This is a good school. The consistent quality of its provision has maintained a safe, happy environment and above average attainment.”
Inspectors says that pupils make good progress across years 1 to 6, adding that strong support for individuals in danger of falling behind ensures good achievement for all groups of pupils.
Behaviour at the school is classified as “good”, which makes a significant contribution to the calm atmosphere in lessons and around the school.
Teaching is also rated “good” but inspectors warn that teachers sometimes talk for too long in lessons, slowing the pace of learning and reducing opportunities for pupils’ independence.
The latest report for St Michael’s confirms the “good” grade awarded in December 2008.