Medmerry celebrates a good Ofsted report

Head teacher of Medmerry Primary School, Shauna Savill, with Zoe Hamilton, 11, David Nelson, 11, and Lucie Abbot, 11, looking at the mural made by the pupils to reflect the diversity in the school. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C141565-1
Head teacher of Medmerry Primary School, Shauna Savill, with Zoe Hamilton, 11, David Nelson, 11, and Lucie Abbot, 11, looking at the mural made by the pupils to reflect the diversity in the school. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C141565-1

A HEADTEACHER has praised everyone at her school after it received a good Ofsted report.

Shauna Savill, acting headteacher at Medmerry Primary School, said: “We are delighted with our Ofsted report which confirms that Medmerry continues to be a good school and our work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.  

“Visitors comment on our welcoming, calm and caring atmosphere where the children are encouraged to look after each other and the environment.

“We are very proud of our children and of the team of adults who work to make Medmerry Primary such a happy and successful school.’”

The school said it was now working towards an outstanding grading at its next inspection.

The most-recent one took place in December, just before Christmas.

The school was especially praised for its work at keeping pupils aware of the dangers of the modern world.

The report said the school was rigorous and highly effective at keeping pupils safe.

“Pupils have a clear understanding of how to keep themselves safe, including when online,” it said. Ofsted also said ‘teachers engage pupils well and ensure that they learn effectively in most subjects’.

The report also praised behaviour, saying pupils behaved well and looked after each other.

“The school helps them to develop a strong sense of responsibility towards others,” it added. The primary school, in Selsey high street, is an independent academy.

The report praised the acting headteacher for raising expectations at the school, saying she was well supported by the governors and the academy trust.