Archived News - Ofsted
The opening paragraph from the OfSTED inspection report, after their October 2007 visit, said this about EBLS:"Eaton Bray Lower is an outstanding school. It modestly evaluates itself as good with some outstanding areas, but it is better than this. Its selfevaluation is correct in identifying strengths and areas for development. It provides an outstanding quality of education and care for its pupils and excellent value for money. Staff work exceptionally well in partnership with parents and the community for the benefit of all pupils. Pupils‛ enjoyment of school is impressive. The supportive parents are delighted with all aspects of its provision. Leadership and management are outstanding. The headteacher‛s vision for a school at the heart of its community is shared by the highly committed staff and excellent governors. This is set to become more firmly realised with the building of a new nursery with facilities for the local community and visiting professional from children‛s services."
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Coming Soon: EBLS Nursery with extended School provision and wraparound care in a modern, light, environmentally-aware building - due to complete Spring 2008 - please call at the school (01525 220468) to find out more.
Source: Focus, May 2008
Eaton Bray Lower School enjoyed a double celebration on Friday, after receiving an outstanding Ofsted report and seeing work start on its new preschool unit.
Ofsted inspector Mrs Sue Aldridge, described the school, with 94 pupils ranging from four to nine years old, as being one of the very best.
The school received outstanding Grade Ones in nearly all the categories, only dropping points on attendance of learners. Overall effectiveness, Achievement and standards, personal development and wellbeing, and the quality of provision all received top marks.
Mrs Aldridge said: "Pupils' outstanding achievement is linked to the excellent teaching, the most enjoyable curriculum and the high-quality support and guidance that pupils receive.
"The school provides an outstanding quality of education and care for its pupils and staff work exceptionally well in partnership with parents and the community for the benefit of all pupils. Pupils' enjoyment of school is impressive and leadership and management are outstanding. The headteacher's vision for a school at the heart of its community is shared by the highly committed staff and excellent governors. This is set to become more firmly realised with the building of a new nursery with facilities for the local community and visiting professionals from children's services.
"There is no complacency in the school, but a continuous drive for improvement."
Headteacher Sue Hounslow said: "We are delighted that everyone's hard work has been recognised. We have a very special dedicated team at Eaton Bray - we love coming to work! The support we receive from our governors, Home School Association and parents is crucial.
"Our children are given a voice and listened to so they have respect for School and enjoy their time here. As from April next year, more children will be able to do so!
"It is a very exciting time at Eaton Bray Lower School. Our nursery is being built as we speak! It's a resource for the whole village, and is a very innovative building, specially designed for us by one of our governors."
Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 13 November 2007