Crayford school receives glowing Ofsted inspection

PUBLISHED: 12:12 19 July 2013 | UPDATED: 13:02 19 July 2013

Youngsters at St Joseph's in Crayford celebrate their school's successful Ofsted inspection

Youngsters at St Joseph's in Crayford celebrate their school's successful Ofsted inspection


Pupils and staff at a Crayford primary school are celebrating a glowing Ofsted report, just a year after it was placed into special measures.

St Joseph’s Catholic, in Old Road, was labelled either outstanding or good in every category in last month’s inspection.

The watchdog praised headteacher June Sinclair for her ‘determined and inspirational leadership’.

Pupils were also lauded as ‘polite, friendly and welcoming’ with ‘positive attitudes towards working’.

The school has been described as good in every category - including the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

Special mention is also made in the report that some lessons seen during the inspection were outstanding. Mrs Sinclair said: “The temporary difficulties that existed last year at the time of the inspection have been successfully resolved.

Chair of governors Tom Boshell added: “The support the school has had from the Catholic Partnership has been greatly appreciated. The school goes from strength to strength.”

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