School is top of the class

A SCHOOL is celebrating after it received an encouraging Ofsted report.

Inspectors determined that Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia is good with a number of outstanding areas after praising the quality of the education.

They said staff are committed to raising achievement and pupils’ continuous improvement and noted that pupils enjoy learning.

The report also said: “A strong caring, positive and supportive ethos pervades the whole school.

“Pupils blossom due to the care, guidance and support the school provides which are of the highest quality.

“A strong commitment to the individual lies at the heart of Nunnykirk’s ethos and it gives priority to ensuring that all pupils have equal opportunities for success.”

Headteacher Carol Hodgson said: “We are delighted the inspector recognised the great efforts we put into supporting all our pupils’ needs and to providing the opportunities for them to flourish and progress despite some of the disadvantages they face.

“We are also particularly pleased that the report reflects the continuous work and commitment of the staff here at Nunnykirk who strive to provide the best possible learning environment.”

The report also reflected the views of parents, who were asked by Ofsted to complete a questionnaire.

The vast majority were positive about the school’s provision and the outcomes it achieves.

Chairman of Governors John Trevelyan said: “The report is very encouraging and reflects all the hard work put in by both pupils and staff.

“I was also very pleased to hear the positive views of parents as their support for the school is important as we continue to raise the quality of teaching and the care we provide to all our students.”

The full Ofsted report can be viewed on the school’s website at