Sundon Lower School gets thumbs up from Ofsted

Sundon Lower School pupils celebrate their latest Ofsted rating
Sundon Lower School pupils celebrate their latest Ofsted rating

Pupils and staff from Sundon Lower School were celebrating after the school was rated as Good by Ofsted in its latest inspection.

The lower school, in Streatley Road, Upper Sundon, is part of the Harlington and Sundon Academy Trust, and opened in 2013.

In an open letter to Connie White, the school’s headteacher, Ofsted Inspector Nick Butt, wrote: “Working closely with the deputy headteacher, you have quickly identified the school’s strengths and what still needs to improve. You have brought about change demonstrably but sensitively, ensuring that all sections of the school community work together harmoniously for the benefit of the children.

“The school is an attractive learning environment, where pupils’ achievements are celebrated.

“Classrooms are colourful and stimulating. Leaders were asked to give children in the early years ‘a zest for learning’ at the last inspection, which you have achieved. Children make a strong start. Parents stated how pleased they were with the progress their children are making.”

During the visit Mr Butt observed lessons, met with pupils, staff, parents, and trustees, and reviewed all of the school’s processes and procedures.

Commenting on the inspection, Mrs White said: “On behalf of staff and trustees, we are delighted with the positive report which reaffirms our judgement that Sundon Lower is a consistently good school. The relentless drive of senior leaders along with all the dedication and commitment shown by our staffing team to improve outcomes for young people in all aspects of school life has been recognised. We are so proud of all our children’s achievements.”