Praise For Peterborough School

4 April 2011, 11:12 | Updated: 4 April 2011, 11:19

A school for children with "moderate or severe" learning difficulties in Peterborough has been praised by government inspectors.

During a recent Ofsted inspection, Heltwate School in North Bretton was rated as "good or outstanding" in every one of the 26 areas assessed.

It has been rated outstanding for:

  • Pupil behaviour
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
  • Effectiveness of care, guidance and support pupils receive
  • The way the school promotes equal opportunities and tackles discrimination.

The report said: "Heltwate School provides a good education for its pupils.

Outstanding care, guidance and support have resulted in pupils' outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Parents and carers are very supportive of the school.

One parent, reflecting typical views of parents and carers, wrote 'This school has been the making of our son and (we) couldn't ask for anything more for our child.'

Another wrote, 'My daughter had learned so much in two years because it is a very good school. I am glad my child goes there'."

Mel Collins, assistant director for learning and skills within children's services at Peterborough City Council, said: "Everyone connected with Heltwate School should be extremely proud of the findings in this Ofsted report.

It is testament to the hard work and determination of the headteacher, all his staff and governors to give children the best possible start in life. 

This report shows that Heltwate School is performing good and outstanding in all areas and is a school where children achieve well and enjoy themselves in the process."