Ofsted praises nursery school

ST Werburgh’s Park Nursery School has again been rated Good by the education watchdog Ofsted.

Two inspectors who visited the school in Glenfrome Road in March said it was “friendly and inclusive”. 

Their report said:

• The school is ambitious for all. Adults know children well. 

• Children develop positive attitudes to their learning. 

• The school is a calm and happy place to learn. 

• Staff have high expectations of how children should behave. 

The inspectors noted that St Werburgh’s Park had in the past year become part of the Central Bristol Nursery Schools Federation, a change that had been managed effectively.

“Leaders work successfully alongside governors and other schools across the federation to continue to enhance the school’s offer,” the report said.  Governors were said to have  the same high aspirations for pupils as staff as well as having a good understanding of the strengths and areas for development. 

The inspectors said the school, which has 102 pupils aged two to four, placed importance on children understanding their local community. 

“The school provides rich experiences to help children understand the wider world,” Ofsted reported.

“Children relish the opportunity to explore and investigate both inside and outside of the classroom,” the inspectors said.