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Shafton's Christmas Cheer

posted Dec 19, 2015, 1:21 AM by Google Google   [ updated Dec 19, 2015, 1:22 AM ]
Christmas came early at Shafton Primary Academy when reindeer came to visit and excite children and staff.

It was no less than they all deserve after their latest Ofsted rating confirmed that the Barnsley school had gone from 'special measures' to 'good with outstanding features' in just four years. The report says that there is 'outstanding, determined leadership, driven by the highest aspirations to provide the very best for every pupil.'

'The early years provision gives children an outstanding start and firm foundation to their learning because staff skilfully attract their interests, so they really want to investigate and learn and consequently make very rapid progress.'

Inspectors also praise 'good teaching and a curriculum enriched by many extra learning activities, such as art, Spanish, music and sports coaching.'

'Pupils are keen learners, acquire fundamental British values and grow into polite, mature individuals who respect other ways of life and religions.'

Excellent work and play Shafton and a well deserved Christmas treat!