School inspection report published

Hydesville Tower School has achieved ‘outstanding’ in three out of five areas in a recent inspection.

Following a two-day visit in May 2016 the School Inspection Service (SIS) rated the school ‘outstanding’ in the areas of pupils’ personal development, safeguarding pupils’ welfare, health and safety and leadership, management and governance.

The report praises the school for its focus on high academic expectations with consistently good quality teaching, and an excellent curriculum that offers innovative enrichment and extra-curricular activities that support the education of the whole child.

Pupils’ behaviour was also reported as being exemplary, and the report noted that most pupils achieve well above national expectations, with the Early Years Foundation Stage singled out as being ‘good’ with children acquiring firm foundations for their future education.

Hydesville Tower School head teacher, Mr McGinnes, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the recent inspection which recognised the strengths of our school. This truly is a reflection of the commitment and hard work of the pupils and staff.

“The future is bright for Hydesville and we look forward to building on the successes in this report, striving for continual improvement and ensuring that all our pupils receive outstanding academic and personal development for years to come.”

You can read the full report here.