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Nottinghamshire primary school rated ‘Outstanding’ in Ofsted report

Parents, pupils and staff at Crescent Primary School in Mansfield are celebrating after Ofsted rated it an ‘Outstanding’ school.

Ofsted said that Crescent Primary School provided an exceptional education for its pupils and the school strives to provide pupils with a rich set of experiences that they may not otherwise have access to.

Councillor Sam Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and SEND, said he was delighted with the report and visited the school with his deputy Councillor Nigel Moxon and local councillor Sinead Anderson.

Cllr Smith said: “This is a wonderful Ofsted report for Crescent Primary School, and I’d like to thank my fellow councillors for inviting me to see for myself what an exceptional school it is.

“Inspectors praise the school on its “exemplary” behaviour from children in lessons and around the school and references the fact the pupils Key Stages 1 and 2 display consistently positive attitudes to learning.

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“A school only gets an outstanding rating when staff, pupils, parents and governors are committed and dedicated to every aspect of school life, and this is clearly the case at Crescent Primary School, well done to everyone involved.”

The Ofsted report also referred to excellent subject knowledge from “passionate and caring” staff and their expert ability to explain new concepts to children clearly and adapt lessons skilfully to meet the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Headteacher at Crescent Primary School, Mrs Rachel Spray, said:

“We are so proud to have received this report from Ofsted. It’s a real honour to be a part of such an incredible school that goes above and beyond to ensure that the needs of our children are met with encouragement and an inclusive and nurturing attitude.

“I’d also like to thank our brilliant staff, families and children for their continued input and commitment. Our aim is for every child to be the best version of themselves every day in all that they do, and I believe that the children at Crescent Primary School are capable of this and so much more.

“I’m confident that we’ll continue with our outstanding work as a school and deliver an exceptional level of education to children in Mansfield where they can achieve success, happiness and reach their full potential”.

You can read the full Ofsted report for Crescent Primary School here:


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