Camden News - by TOM FOOT
Published: 11 June 2009
Christ Church Primary School headteacher Katy Forsdyke with some of her pupils who have earned praise
‘Excellent’ pupils win praise from inspectors
CHILDREN at a primary school in Hampstead are “confident and articulate” and leave with a thorough grasp of “global issues”, according to a recent report.
Christ Church Primary School was given an “outstanding” overall rating following an Ofsted inspection in April.
The inspectors heaped praise on school schemes such as Money Week and Careers Day – part of a series of finance events preparing pupils for their “future economic well-being” – and other projects raising awareness about other faiths, cultures and world events including natural disasters in Burma and China.
In a letter to pupils, inspector Kekshan Salaria said: “Your behaviour is excellent and you work and play together happily.”
Her report states: “Pupils achieve outstandingly well in the core subjects English, mathematics and science and in their personal development.”
Headteacher Katy Forsdyke, described as “excellent” in the report, said: “We have a fabulous school community.”
Chairman of governors Geoff Palmer said: “It’s excellent to see that the school has improved further since our last report.”
There are 181 pupils at the voluntary-aided primary school in Christchurch Road.