Darite Primary Academy is well known for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. We take great care to provide a happy, safe environment where children feel secure to play, have fun, explore, experiment, develop confidence and curiosity, and learn. There is an excellent educational programme that is appropriate to the children’s age and stage of development.

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Darite are Good!

Posted: 04/12/2019
Thomas Whipps

Darite are Officially "Good"!

After two weeks of quality assurance I am delighted to be allowed to  inform you that at our recent OFSTED inspection, all areas of the school were judged to be “Good”. This judgement was reached using the new inspection framework which has only been in place since September 2019!

We are so pleased that our school has been recognised by OFSTED as the fantastic school we all knew it was. I am so proud of the school; its pupils, teachers, governors and wider staff, as well as the wider community who all came together to show our school to be the great school that it is. Thank-you to all of you who took the time to speak to the inspectors or leave feedback about the school on Parent View.

Some of the lovely comments from inspectors included:

“Pupils enjoy school and the opportunities it offers them”
"Pupils trust adults to keep them safe, and adults do”
“Pupils become avid readers… teaching makes pupils think hard and inspires their curiosity”
“The school’s curriculum supports pupils understanding of what it is to be a good citizen”
“Reading is valued… the teaching of early reading is well structured”
“Staff put in precise and intensive support”
“The school is well led and managed… trust leaders and the governing body are effective”

The full report can be downloaded to read in the "Information" tab of the website. Thank-you to everyone for your support of our amazing school.


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Head of School:
Tom Whipps

PL14 5JH

01579 342155

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