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Judged ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted!
Ofsted, December 2016

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“The inspirational leadership of the headteacher, coupled with highly skilled management of other leaders and effective governance, has brought about significant improvements in teaching and pupils’ outcomes.” Ofsted, December 2016

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Silverdale Primary Academy’s website, particularly in view of our recent Ofsted inspection, which has now rated the school as ‘GOOD,’ with ‘OUTSTANDING’ leadership.

It is tremendous that the Ofsted Inspection Team recognised what we have known for some time, which also validates Silverdale Primary Academy being the top performing school within the local area, as seen over two years in the league tables for 2015 and 2016.

I would like to thank everyone associated with the school for their continued trust and belief and most importantly, for helping to maintain a strong partnership with the academy, whilst also providing excellent support in respect of their child’s education. I would also like to congratulate all of the children for impressing the Inspectors so much during their visit.

Key points raised by Ofsted, of which we are particularly proud, are:

  • Pupils are confident, articulate and keen to do well at school. They are proud of their school and their individual achievements.
  • Parents have very positive views of the school. ‘My children have gone from strength to strength and love learning’ was typical of the text responses received.
  • There is a strong culture of safeguarding within the school, which successfully teaches pupils to keep themselves safe.
  • Consistently good teaching enables all pupils to achieve well. Teachers and teaching assistants work extremely well as a united team to cater fully for pupils’ needs.
  • Children make good progress in early years. Teachers plan exciting activities, which help children build their confidence and independence. Every child is known as an individual.

To see the full Ofsted report for yourselves, please visit their website at:

Moving forward, we are determined to maintain this momentum, driving teaching and learning to enable all of our pupils to achieve their best. As noted by the inspectors, we have a committed team of staff who work incredibly hard and put children at the heart of all they do, with many opportunities for pupil voice, including a proactive School Council, supportive Play Leaders and helpful monitors. I believe that listening to each other and reflecting on our school practice is the key to the continuous cycle of improvement.

We also continue to work hard to ensure that every lesson counts, with new learning at the centre of our approach. Meeting the needs of basic skills, including reading, writing and maths, is interwoven in our curriculum in order to maximise all learning opportunities. Our standards for behaviour and safety are very high, again, as noted by Ofsted – “Pupils have positive attitudes to learning… and are polite, respectful and helpful.” Our children talk about being ambassadors for our academy and their behaviour for learning reflects this.

Set in beautiful school grounds, we have a secure environment in which our children can learn, with the school recently benefitting from £300,000 worth of enhancements, including improvements to classrooms, arts and library facilities and outdoor equipment. We have also introduced the Silverdale Top 20 – a dedicated pupils charter, outlining what our children can expect from their time here.

We are also lucky to be part of United Learning, which provides us with a solid platform on which to build, as we work closely alongside an outstanding National Teaching Primary Academy. We are also committed to building effective local links with neighbouring schools.

To see for yourselves, please contact the school on 01782 973 780 or at to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes

Lindi Nejrup

To read more about the Ofsted inspection, please click here…

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