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Hornchurch's Hylands Primary 'taking effective action' after Ofsted concern

PUBLISHED: 19:00 30 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:36 01 October 2014

Havering Mayor Cllr Linda Trew, Hylands head Val Yates with head boy Thomas Horsley at a Macmillan coffee morning last week (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Havering Mayor Cllr Linda Trew, Hylands head Val Yates with head boy Thomas Horsley at a Macmillan coffee morning last week (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

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A Hornchurch primary school told by Ofsted it requires improvement is taking "effective action to tackle" its shortcomings, according to inspectors.

Hylands Primary School has improved its results and marking, Ofsted said in an interim inspection report published last week.

Earlier this year the Benjamin Close primary was rated by the watchdog as “requiring improvement”.

Head Val Yates said: “We know there is still more work to do. For this academic year and beyond, we’ll be working to continue the upward trend for our pupils’ achievement and ensuring the school remains a happy and positive place to learn.

“We are really pleased that inspectors have recognised the many positive changes we’ve made at Hylands over the last two years, including our prompt action to improve marking, spending more time getting pupils to think more deeply about their work and ensuring all pupils are sufficiently challenged.”

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