Caldew Lea Primary School (CLPS), part of Cumbria Education Trust, is celebrating following their recent Ofsted inspection. The school has worked hard to drive improvements and this has been officially recognised within their Ofsted report.

CLPS has officially been rated as a Good school, with two of the categories, ‘Behaviour and Attitude’ and ‘Personal Development’ rated as Outstanding, with a dazzling report to back up the results.

Since CLPS joined Cumbria Education Trust in 2019, the school has been transformed, becoming unrecognisable from the school it was previously. There has been an influx of new students, and with a strong focus on school improvement and outcomes, the future of the school is bright.

Key highlights from the report include:

  • “Pupils flourish at this school. They speak kindly to each other and to the adults in school who care for them well”
  • “Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), respond well to the high expectations that the school has of their achievement”
  • “The school accurately identifies the additional needs of pupils with SEND”
  • “Pupils access a rich range of activities that make an impressive contribution to their wider development”
  • “The published data does not reflect the strengths of the educational offer at this school. Most current pupils achieve well”
  • “Staff use their subject knowledge expertly to identify and address any gaps or misconceptions that pupils may have in their learning”
  • “The school makes sure that pupils benefit from a varied personal development program that is full of powerful experiences”
  • “Staff are extremely proud to work at the school. Parents hold the school in high regard”.

Ayesha Weston, Headteacher, said: “We have dedicated ourselves to improving the life chances of our amazing children, and the outcomes from the inspection speak for themselves. We are absolutely delighted by these well-earned ratings, which demonstrate the remarkable strides our school has taken in providing a nurturing, enriching and secure environment for our children, families and staff.”

Lorrayne Hughes, Chief Executive of Cumbria Education Trust, said: “I am delighted with these much-deserved results at Caldew Lea Primary School and I am delighted for Ayesha and her team receiving an official recognition of all of their hard work”.

You can view the full report below.

If you would like to enrol your child at CLPS, there are only a few spaces left for September so please contact as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.