Harold Hill primary school delighted to receive positive Ofsted rating

Pupils and staff at Drapers' Maylands Primary School celebrated their Good Provider Ofsted rating fo

Pupils and staff at Drapers' Maylands Primary School celebrated their Good Provider Ofsted rating following an inspection by lead inspectors. - Credit: Archant

A Harold Hill primary school was recognised for the outstanding behaviour and welfare of their pupils in a recent visit by Ofsted inspectors.

Drapers’ Maylands Primary School in Settle Road received a Good Provider rating following a visit from two Oftsed inspectors in June.

The principal and governors were delighted that the report recognised the outstanding aspects of the school, including the personal development, behaviour and welfare of the pupils and the Early Years provision the school offers.

Trudy Spillane, principal at the school said: “The Lead inspector was very impressed with our school. He told the governors during the final feedback that it had been a privilege to spend two days here.

“For us, it just consolidated what we already know about our school.

“Children and their wellbeing is at the centre of all we do.”

Inspectors commented on the learning behaviours in the Ofsted report: “Pupils behave impeccably well. They are engrossed in their learning and are self-motivated to care for on another.

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“Pupils develop a strong sense of responsibility and morality.

“They benefit from excellent opportunities to understand their rights and responsibilities in their future lives.”

Drapers’ Maylands Primary School prides itself on the opportunities it provides for its pupils and were pleased in particular to see Ofsted recognise the outstanding nature of their Early Years provision.

“Children are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education,” said inspectors in the report.

“Leaders give the highest priority to pupils’ emotional wellbeing. This enables them to provide excellent opportunities across the curriculum to help pupils to learn how to stay safe.

“Pupils feel confident about discussing any concerns that they may have.”

Opening in 2015, Maylands started with 28 pupils inside the Drapers’ Academy.

This academic year the Harold Hill school moved into a new two-floor bespoke building, next door to Drapers’ Academy.

The Ofsted report noted that the effective leadership of Ms Spillane and her staff had helped the school get off to a good start and that they ensured that pupils achieved well, regardless of their background or starting points.