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Penistone School Labelled 'Outstanding' By Ofsted

Monday March 25 2013


St John's gets high mark St John's gets high mark


STAFF and pupils at St John's Primary School have been celebrating after being rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

This year's inspection was the first time the Chapelfield Lane school has been assessed since the juniors and infants merged in January 2012.

The infant school was previously rated 'outstanding' with 'good' teaching, while the infants was rated 'good' with 'outstanding' elements.

Proud headteacher Antoinette Drinkhill, said: "The many positive comments contained in the report are a credit to all the staff, children, families and governors of our school."

The school was judged to be 'exceptionally successful in ensuring pupils thrive academically and personally', as well as having a 'warm', 'caring' and 'aspirational' ethos.

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Reply Posted by Rose on Tuesday March 26 2013 at 21:30
Well done so pleased for you! Always been a good school! Gave my son Geoff the best possible start and many more! Xxx

Reply Posted by Jackie Armitage on Tuesday March 26 2013 at 22:28
Congratulations! Always been a good school and taught more than academic skills. Long time since my kids left but eldest, Charlotte, went on to get a first class honours in physics with astro physics, middle Amy, now 3rd year at med school, and Ben, doing a chemistry degree but learning the art of being a pisshead!!!!! All down to a good basic education and socialisation at St. John's infants and juniors, and PGS! No bad schools in Penistone!