Ditton Lodge Primary School rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

A headteacher has spoken of her pride after a Newmarket primary school was described as a “friendly, happy and safe place” during a recent Ofsted inspection.

Ditton Lodge Primary School has maintained it’s “good” rating following the inspection in November.

The report concluded that pupils were proud of the school and leaders set high expectations of pupils, staff and themselves – including an “ambitious and well thought-out” curriculum.

Ditton Lodge headteacher Melanie Moore said she was delighted for everyone connected to the school in St John’s Avenue.

Mrs Moore said: “We are really proud of the report and the fact that it recognises Ditton Lodge to be the kind of school we know it is.

“We are so fortunate to have unwavering dedication from staff, students, families, governors and the Unity Schools Partnership.

“This dedication, especially from our staff, shone through during the inspection and we look forward to building upon all this good work going forward.”

Inspectors found that staff have high expectations for behaviour and attendance which created a “calm and welcoming place” while school leaders were also ambitious for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.

The report said: “Pupils relish carrying out leadership activities which help prepare them for the future. 

“Responsibilities such as head boy and head girl, prefects, school council representatives, class ambassadors, play leaders and eco-council members are all taken very seriously

“Pupils support the values of Ditton Lodge’s ‘High-5’, where they listen, enjoy, aim high, respect and never give up.”

The report was also praised by the school’s governing board who said: “We all feel very proud and would like to congratulate and thank all staff for their hard work and commitment to the children.

“We would also like to thank parents and the Unity Schools Partnership for their support and we will work hard to continue to support and challenge the school so that the children of Ditton Lodge have the best educational journey they can have.”

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