Haverigg Primary School has received the results of its first full Ofsted inspection since 2014.

In a report published on Friday February 2, 2024, inspectors found the overall effectiveness of the school to be of a good standard.

As well as the quality of education, an inspection on December 6 and 7 examined the personal development, behaviour and attitudes of pupils, plus the leadership and management of members of the school, and the quality of early years provision.

The school, on Atkinson Street, was praised for enriching the curriculum with visits to galleries, museums and places of worship.

The report said that pupils’ well-being is at the heart of this ‘nurturing’ school.

Having placed reading at the centre of the curriculum, Haverigg Primary focuses on developing students’ language and communication skills.

Ofsted inspectors found that the school has high expectations of what all pupils can achieve and provides them with support to attain this.

The report said pupils are supported to recognise and manage their own feelings which helps them feel happy and safe. The school children were described as respectful, proud, confident and hard working.

Inspectors also celebrated Haverigg Primary for creating a well-designed curriculum that is both ‘ambitious and engaging’.

Learning checks were the one area identified as a point to improve upon.

“In most subjects, staff deliver the curriculum consistently well,” the report said, "but in a small number of subjects, the assessment strategies were unsuccessful in identifying the gaps in some pupils’ knowledge."

The report found that staff receive training and guidance to ensure they have the necessary expertise to meet the needs of pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Inspectors said the school provides opportunities to enhance pupils’ personal development and communicates well with parents and carers.

Pupils’ understanding of the wider world is broadened and they are supported in exploring the importance of diversity and their understanding of equality.

Ofsted also found that pupils are able to develop their interests and aspirations through a range of creative and sporting clubs at the school.