HEAVY-DUTY CELEBRATIONS: Waterloo School headmaster Damian Harris says he is proud of everyone involved with the school after Ofsted called it a ‘good’ school.

With Platinum Jubilee celebrations on the agenda at schools across the borough, one school in Ashton has a double cause for celebration.

For Ashton, MP Angela Rayner visited the school last Friday (May 20) to praise Waterloo Primary for her recent Ofsted report which found the school ‘good’ across the board.

Ofsted has rated the quality of education, behaviors and attitudes, personal development, leadership, management and childcare as ‘good’ – the first ever school to get such a note.

Ofsted pointed out that pupils said one of the best things about the school was their teachers and that the children spoke enthusiastically about their learning.

The school management also made reading the “gateway to the curriculum”, with teachers sharing a wide range of stories and poems with children in the early years.


CONGRATULATIONS: Angela Rayner MP with Mr. Harris.

School principal Damian Harris said: “The students enjoy attending Waterloo and love their lessons. Our curriculum is challenging and we ensure that it is accessible to all learners.

“Waterloo pupils have a range of experiences at school and we are also planning some exciting visitors and day trips for this school year. Students are at the heart of the decisions we make about the school and they help us make them! We are an inclusive community school where everyone is welcome!

Waterloo Primary converted to become an academy school in July 2017 and when its predecessor, Waterloo Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was found to need improvement.

The school is part of the Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust.

Ashton MP Angela Rayner visited the school last week to congratulate them on their achievement.

You can read the full Ofsted report on the school’s website.

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