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Ofsted praise for Eveline Lowe

Ofsted inspectors have highly praised a Bermondsey primary school, saying it has "many strengths and several outstanding features".

The Ofsted team compiled their report on Eveline Lowe Primary School, Bermondsey, after visiting the school in January. They found that there have been good improvements in key areas since their last visit in 1997.

In their report, Ofsted describe Eveline Lowe as a "highly effective school" adding: "It is a very good example of a school working effectively to overcome significant disadvantages faced by the pupils and their families.
"The good teaching is having a direct and positive impact on raising standards. Leadership and management are very good, providing clear educational direction for continued improvement."

The results of Year Two youngsters at Eveline Lowe last year were well above the national average in maths and in the highest five per cent nationally in science. They were also on a level with the national average in reading and writing.

The report commented: "The good overall quality of teaching and learning is having a direct and positive impact on standards and pupils' achievements."

The attitude and behaviour of the 375 youngsters at the school was also praised and there was a "marked absence of tension and conflict between pupils", the report said. It also found that the school and parents worked closely together.

Headteacher Gary Foskett said: "We're delighted with the report. It's a terrific endorsement of how we've been developing the school for some years. Ofsted have recognised that the school is successfully developing all areas of pupils' learning – creative and cultural, personal, social and emotional, as well as academic."

Eileen Adams, Chair of Governors at the school, said: "The governors are delighted that the Ofsted inspection has resulted in such a favourable report. This is the result of everyone working together to create an effective learning environment."
The full report is available on the school's website

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