South Mimms school celebrates glowing Ofsted report

St Giles Primary School in South Mimms is celebrating its 'good' Ofsted report

St Giles Primary School in South Mimms is celebrating its 'good' Ofsted report - Credit: Archant

A fast-improving South Mimms primary school has been given the thumbs up by Ofsted.

St Giles Primary School in Blanche Lane, South Mimms, had previously been given an overall rating of ‘requiring improvement’ in an Ofsted report in May 2014.

This month the school has been graded as ‘good’ across the board in a glowing report, with some elements of teaching even recognised as being outstanding.

Ofsted inspectors wrote: “The headteacher has a very clear understanding of the school’s strengths and where further improvement is needed.

“Substantial changes to teaching staff have been managed very effectively.”


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Headteacher Susan Ridge, who has been based at the school since 2008, said: “I am very proud of our school, all the hard work and commitment of staff, governors and parents, but most of all, our wonderful children. Well done everyone.

“We weren’t far off outstanding status and we aim to be outstanding.

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“It’s onwards and upwards.

“There’s been lots of positive feedback from parents.”

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