VIDEO: Ofsted praise much-improved Harrogate school

Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on a Harrogate school for jumping from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ overall in just two years.

Starbeck Community Primary School made the unusual leap in overall effectiveness after a June 2013 inspection.

Starbeck Community Primary School pupils release balloons to celebrate their Ofsted report.  (130628M8)

Starbeck Community Primary School pupils release balloons to celebrate their Ofsted report. (130628M8)

Each of the four Ofsted criteria, being achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management were rated ‘Good’, after the school was served with notice to improve in February 2012.

Staff and pupils celebrated the achievement with a party in the playground on Friday.

Pick up Thursday’s Harrogate Advertiser for the full story, including an interview with headteacher Carolyn Sandford.