Middle school praised as ‘good’ by watchdogs

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A Bury St Edmunds school has been praised by education watchdogs after improving its teaching and achievement.

Horringer Court Middle, in Glastonbury Road, has been judged ‘good’ by Ofsted - a step up from its previous ‘satisfactory’ rating.

Following a visit last month, inspectors found ‘pupils’ progress is improving in English, has risen greatly in maths and is now good, sometimes outstanding’.

They noted that the present Year 6 pupils are ‘on track to improve on previous performance in all areas’.

The school is part of the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust, which includes County Upper School, Westley Middle and Barrow Primary.

Inspectors added that it ‘works effectively’ within the trust with some staff supporting work across all schools in the group ‘ensuring consistent standards’.

Head Tania Johnson said: “It shows we’re pushing the school forward and validates what we’ve already thought.

“It allows us to move 
forward to push to gain the outstanding.”