Our Lady and St George's Catholic Primary School in Walthamstow has been told to improve by Ofsted

Ofsted inspected the school in March

Ofsted inspected the school in March

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A primary school has been told that it needs to improve again by Ofsted inspectors.

Our Lady and St George’s Catholic Primary School in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow has been given the ‘requires improvement’ grade by the education watchdog for the second time.

A report released today confirms that the school which was formed by the amalgamation of an infant and junior school in 2010 is falling behind national standards.

However, the school was praised for a renewed commitment to improvement.

Lead inspector Graham Lee’s report said criticises quality of teaching, although recognises that children’s behaviour is good across the board.

The report states that since the school which has 458 pupils reopened, standards have not improved fully.

“Pupils’ attainment has declined at the end of Year 6 since the school opened, and pupils have not made enough progress in reading, writing and mathematics during their years in Key Stage 2,” The report reads.

“Leaders have not yet fully established a team approach across the two sites. A few members of staff are not yet sharing the drive to improve outcomes for pupils.”

Despite being given the second to lowest grade on the Ofsted scale, inspectors noted that children are happy and that improvements are steadily being made.

The report states: “Pupils are making consistently good progress in reading, although their progress is more variable in writing and mathematics.

“The behaviour of pupils is good, both in lessons and around the school. Pupils are very proud of their school and talk enthusiastically about all it has to offer.

"The school fosters good relationships well, and pupils of all backgrounds play and work happily together.”

Headteacher Rosie McGlynn has been asked to comment.

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