Avonwood Primary School in Bournemouth opened as a stand-alone school

A primary school in BOURNEMOUTH received praise from inspectors after separating from a neighboring secondary school and opening as a stand-alone school.

Avonwood Primary, on Harewood Avenue, was forced to ‘disassociate’ the Avonbourne Girls’ Academy after it emerged that boys and girls in primary school would automatically be offered places in the secondary to the girls’ academy.

In order to resolve the situation, the schools have split up, but they remain on the same site – along with the Avonbourne Boys’ Academy – and all are run by the multi-academy chain United Learning.

Inspectors have checked to ensure that the school is likely to meet all relevant standards when a full inspection is carried out.

The school has 570 students aged 2 to 11 and has been rated as likely to meet all standards.

The inspectors verified the plans in place for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the students as well as for their well-being and their health and safety.

They also examined the adequacy of staff, premises and premises, the provision of information and the quality of leadership and management.

Welcoming the report, head teacher Chris Jackson said: “We are very encouraged by Ofsted’s comments who were impressed with many aspects of our school, especially the way we handled the challenges presented by Covid.

“The report is a testament to our dynamic and inspiring team of staff who constantly seek to raise the standards and improve the learning experiences offered here.

“We are fortunate to have the support of our parents and the local Board of Trustees who are actively involved in the life of our school. By working together, I am confident that Avonwood will continue to grow stronger.”

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