Bermondsey’s Galleywall Primary School praised by inspectors after scoring highest-possible ‘outstanding’ rating

Josh Salisbury (07 June, 2019) Education

The school, on Galleywall Road, scored the highest-possible 'Outstanding' rating in all five categories that were assessed

29166Inspectors praised the school for its 'outstanding' performance in all of the categories ranked

A Bermondsey primary school has been praised by inspectors after scoring the highest possible ‘outstanding’ rating in all five categories ranked.

Ofsted inspectors visited Galleywall Primary between May 14 and 15, finding that pupils thrived at the school.

Inspectors also praised the teachers at the school and its leadership, singling out its extra funding for pupils with special needs and disadvantaged backgrounds.

“Since opening in September 2016, the trust, governors and leaders have provided inspirational leadership,” found the schools’ regulator Ofsted in its recently published report.

“Their determination and drive for excellence ensure that pupils develop into successful learners.”

The “unique” curriculum was also noted by inspectors, who said it provided “pupils with a range of knowledge and skills which fully develops their learning.”

Galleywall Primary headteacher, Sheila Cohring, said she was “delighted” that the school’s efforts had been recognised by Ofsted.

“This is a phenomenal achievement,” she said.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in its growth, especially our parents who really are ‘pioneers’.

“Their faith, belief and trust in the school and staff has allowed our vision to become a reality. We must also thank our talented children for being such a credit to us.

“The Ofsted inspection has been our first since becoming an academy school and I am exceptionally proud of all the children, staff, governors and parents for their contribution and hard work in making this an outstanding school.”

The school, on Galleywall Road, is run by the City of London Academies Trust. The Trust chair Andrew McMurtrie also praised the outstanding inspection result.

“We are pleased to see that inspectors recognised the hard work and dedication taking place at Galleywall under the leadership of headteacher Sheila Cohring,” he said.

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