A Herefordshire Primary School has been praised in a recent Ofsted visit, with particular focus being shown towards a reading club that helps disadvantaged children learn to read.

Ofsted visited Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School on 13th and 14th December.

The report stated:

“Pupils enjoy school. Those spoken to said they were happy. They love their learning. Physical education (PE) lessons are popular with many pupils. PE and sports are promoted well by ‘pupil sports ambassadors’.

“Leaders have high ambitions for all pupils to do as well as they can. They achieve this by ensuring that pupils from very different previous learning experiences can succeed in their work. The ‘reading club’ especially helps disadvantaged pupils learn to read.

“Pupils behave well in and around school. They live up to the three school rules, ‘ready, respectful, safe’, in their attitudes to each other. They show respect towards others from different backgrounds. Pupils feel safe. They know there are trusted adults they can speak to if anything worries or upsets them. Bullying gets sorted quickly if it happens.

“Pupils enthusiastically take part in wider extra-curricular clubs and in helping others. Some are editors and reporters on the ‘Kingstone Chronicle’, a half-termly magazine which records the school’s news. Year 2 pupils have recently helped to collect donated toys and games in their Christmas appeal. Through the pupil parliament, representatives came up with the idea for an adventure trail next to the playground, which will be unveiled in the New Year.”

You can read the full Ofsted report by visiting – Ofsted | Kingstone and Thruxton Primary School