Great rating for Springwater School

Dylan Gould, four, a pupil in the Early Years Department.

Dylan Gould, four, a pupil in the Early Years Department.

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SPRINGWATER School in Starbeck has been rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted.

In his report, the inspector said that the school “is led with pride and passion by an exceptional headteacher”.

He added: “Pupils work hard, behave outstandingly well and love coming to school each day.”

The school believes one of the reasons pupils enjoy their time at Springwater so much is the activities they take part in. Since Christmas, there have been numerous trips organised, including visits to the Harrogate Climbing Wall, Stockeld Park Riding Centre, swimming pools, the Donkey Sanctuary at Eccup and more.

In school, in addition to the usual time in class, the children have enjoyed tag rugby, jewellery making, a morning with a brass quintet and a very energetic dance workshop.

Once a week, the Springforest sixth formers open their school bakery, selling hot drinks and delicious cakes and scones. The bakery is open to the public every Friday between 10.30 and 11.30am.

Pupils from Springwater are currently working hard, rehearsing for their parts in a performance of Night at the Titanic, which will take place at the Royal Hall on Thursday, March 29. The two performances, a matinee at 1pm and an evening performance at 7pm, will include children from a number of local schools and promises to be an event not to be missed.

The school is very grateful for the fantastic support it receives from the local community. Recently, pupils were delighted to accept a cheque for £1,000 from the Smart Art Theatre Group. The money will go towards funding one of the school’s newest projects - iPads for use by the children.