Jubilee Park Primary School has received an outstanding report from the official school inspection body.

Making their first visit since the school was established five years ago, the Estyn inspectors made no recommendations but said Jubilee Park should continue its improvement journey.

HM’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales is also inviting the school to prepare a case study an on its work in relation to creating a culture of professional learning as well as developing an anti-racism curriculum which will be shared on the Estyn website.

Headteacher Catherine Place said: “I am delighted with the outcome of our recent Estyn inspection. It is testament to the care, support and dedication of our staff. We are fortunate to have supportive parents and governing body.

“I am extremely proud of our children and their attitude to learning. It is a privilege to be the headteacher of this school.”

Councillor Jane Mudd, leader of Newport City Council, said: “I would like to congratulate the school on such a wonderful report. Everyone can be proud of what has been achieved over the last five years and I’m sure they will continue to reach such high standards.”

Councillor Deborah Davies, Newport City Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “I would like to thank the headteacher, her staff, governing body, pupils and parents. There is clearly exceptional leadership at Jubilee Park Primary School but an inspection report like this is achieved by everyone working together to reach the same goals.

Elizabeth Thomas, chair of governors, said: “The governing body is delighted with the outcome of this inspection and would like to thank the headteacher, leadership team and all the staff for their steadfast commitment to the children in their care.

“We look forward to the continued success of the school, working in partnership with such supportive parents and the wider community.”

The many highlights from the overwhelmingly positive report included:

  • Senior leaders have worked highly effectively with staff and governors to establish a vision for the school, placing professional learning and engagement with research at the heart of its work since it opened
  • A strong culture of collaboration drives ongoing improvements to the curriculum, teaching and learning
  • That is evident in the school’s bespoke and agile curriculum that is responsive to pupils’ needs
  • High-quality classroom practice supports pupils of all abilities to immerse themselves in engaging, interesting learning activities.
  • A culture of promoting reading and quality literature supports the development of pupils’ literacy skills extremely well and teachers support pupils to develop very strong and worthwhile digital and numeracy skills
  • The inclusive nature of the school is evident across its work
  • The standard of pupil’s well-being is a strength of the school as is care support and guidance
  • Nearly all pupils leave the school extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education and the challenges of life