Top of the class for Queensferry Primary School

A City of Edinburgh Council primary school has been praised in an inspection report issued by Education Scotland today (Tuesday 26 January 2016).

Queensferry Primary School and Nursery received seven ‘Very Good’ and one ‘Good’ grades following the recent inspection.

In addition the Care Inspectorate awarded the nursery class four ‘Very Good’s.

The report highlights a number of key strengths which include:

  • Motivated children who are fully engaged in their learning
  • An ethos of aiming high resulting in improved attainment and achievement
  • Highly effective leadership and strategic vision
  • Effective partnership working which enhances the curriculum and support for children

It goes on to say that:

Children ‘are becoming successful, confident learners’, the school ‘is held in high regard in its community’ and the ‘head teacher and her staff have skilfully built a school community which has high aspirations for the children to achieve the best experience and outcomes.’

Karen MacGregor, Head Teacher at Queensferry Primary School said: “We’re really pleased that our school has been recognised so positively by HMIe. Staff, parents and our partners work very hard every day, and as a community, to achieve this. We do have high aspirations for every child and we want them to do well in a caring and nurturing environment.”

Councillor Paul Godzik, Convener for Education, Children and Families, said: “I’m delighted that the inspectors found such a high standard of education at Queensferry Primary School and praise must go to all the staff for all their hard work in achieving this. This very good inspection report reinforces the approach we have taken in the Capital to ensure every child in Edinburgh has the best start in life.”

The primary school report is more good news for education in the Queensferry area after the Scottish Government confirmed funding yesterday (Monday 25 January) for a new Queensferry Community High School.

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