Kettlesing Felliscliffe CP School
Crag Lane
01423 770576

Dear Parents and Carers,

Ripley Endowed CE School is a ‘GOOD’ School

Pupils feel safe and happy at this welcoming school. Both the moral values of friendship and respect are visible throughout the school.

I am delighted to attach the recent Ofsted Report from the two-day inspection that took place at Ripley School, one of our federation schools in March 2023.

I am hugely proud to say that Ripley Endowed CE Primary School is now a ‘GOOD’ school. What an immense effort from all including you as our well-respected Parents and Carers across the federation of schools.

Leaders are relentless in their drive to support pupils to achieve their best. They have identified ambitious outcomes for pupils to achieve.

Pupils are eager to impress their teachers. They act with determination to complete their work to the very best of their ability.

As you are aware, Ripley CE Primary School, part of the Federation, has had a long history of requiring improvement and, in 2021 was rated as Inadequate. We are all therefore overjoyed that, after working tirelessly over the past year, the children at Ripley School are receiving a good education where all flourish. Improvements we see across Beckwithshaw and Kettlesing also. We eagerly await the next inspections at both schools.

A key priority for the Federation was the curriculum: a world-class curriculum model that, when implemented with rigour and consistency, ensured children receive educational excellence from the offset:

Leaders have designed a curriculum which broadens pupils’ horizons. Leaders have prioritised the delivery of a high-quality curriculum.

Reading is prioritised from the early years.

Children in the early years are well cared for. Their eagerness for learning shines. The staff ensure that the learning environment is engaging. The curriculum supports children’s development well.

We could not have done this without the continued drive, commitment and unwavering support of all stakeholders across the Federation of schools.

Of course, there are always areas to continue to develop however, we knew what these were and as you can imagine, already have plans in place to address.

This report is something for the whole federation to feel very proud of – what a phenomenal outcome!

Warmest regards,

Miss Victoria Kirkman

Mrs Rebecca Foy