Previously outstanding school told to improve by Ofsted

By Robert Firth, Local Democracy Reporter

A previously outstanding school has been told to improve by Ofsted after inspectors found naughty kids kept interrupting lessons.

Paxton Primary School in Woodland Road, Norwood, was rated “requires improvement” in all areas after a two-day inspection in June.

Inspectors said children’s learning was disrupted by poorly-behaved pupils in some lessons. It added that some older kids at the school used “discriminatory language towards each other”.

Ofsted’s report published on July 25 read: “Many pupils behave well. However, there are classes in which behaviour is often disruptive.

Leaders recognise this and have put in place strategies to better manage behaviour. However, this has not yet had the desired impact, and learning in these classes continues to be disrupted.”

Amelie Thompson and Haley Foxworthy, interim executive headteachers for the Gipsy Hill Federation, which Paxton Primary School is part of,  said: “The governing body of the Gipsy Hill Federation has set an ambitious vision for Paxton Primary School.

“Ofsted’s report serves as an important calibration point for our school, identifying areas where we need to do more to realise that vision.

“Paxton is a special place supported by dedicated leaders, teachers and staff who have already started making changes to address these concerns. We look forward to working with our families more closely to make these improvements and deliver a robust, engaging and fun learning experience for Paxton students.”

Pictured top: Paxton Primary School (Picture: Google Street View)




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