Quest Primary School has been rated ‘Good’ in all categories by Ofsted. The inspector’s report, which follows a visit to the academy at the end of February 2023, states, “Pupils enjoy attending this warm and caring school. They are well looked after by staff who help them to feel safe, secure and happy at school.”

The report also commends the school’s leaders and staff who “are aspirational for what pupils can achieve in their learning”, in “calm and purposeful” classrooms and lessons, which have a “productive atmosphere, where pupils concentrate on learning without disruption”. Pupils in the Enhanced Learning Provision “benefit from an ambitious and bespoke curriculum” and “staff make adaptations so that pupils can successfully join in with lessons alongside their classmates.”

The school’s focus on personal development is also acknowledged via the “well-planned programme”, which “includes teaching about relationships, tolerance and equality.”

Andy Crofts, Executive Principal, says, “We’re really pleased that Ofsted has endorsed our view that Quest Primary is a good school with significant strengths, whilst also acknowledging that our on-going work will continue to improve outcomes for our pupils. We will now work tirelessly to become truly outstanding in the years to come.”

Jo Stawman, Head of School, says, “This is a fantastic achievement and I must extend my thanks to the entire staff team, the TCT team and all parents and carers who either took time to fill in the parent questionnaire, or who have showed their support of the school since September, when we became Quest Primary. The school is on an exciting journey and we will continue to strive to give our children the best school experience possible.”

Quest Primary School converted to become an academy school within The Collegiate Trust in September 2018. Its predecessor school, Gilbert Scott Primary School, was last inspected to be “requires improvement” overall.

The full report from Ofsted can be read HERE.