Abacus @ Meadowbrook impresses Ofsted

Staff and children at Abacus @ Meadowbrook Pre-School in Bradley Stoke celebrate their recent 'outstanding' Ofsted report.

A Bradley Stoke pre-school is celebrating after being awarded a full set of ‘outstanding’ grades in a recent Ofsted inspection.

Abacus @ Meadowbrook, which has been established in free-standing accommodation within the grounds of Meadowbrook Primary School since 2014, was visited by an inspector at the end of November and she concluded that the quality and standard of early years provision at the pre-school is now ‘outstanding’ in all four assessment categories.

The latest result is a step up from the ‘good’ grade awarded to the setting at its previous inspection in May 2014.

In her summary of key findings, the inspector praises the manager, Amanda Lacey, for being an “inspiring and enthusiastic leader of her team” and remarks on the “highly effective relationships” that the setting has with Meadowbrook Primary, other agencies and the local community.

Communications with parents are said to be “excellent”, a factor which helps foster a partnership that “contributes very successfully to the children’s impressive outcomes”.

Children with English as a second language are judged to make “impressive progress” and the children “respect and celebrate differences and diversity”.

The environment and resources at the pre-school are said to be “excellent” and children enjoy an extensive range of learning opportunities both inside and outside the accommodation.

Reacting to the report, Abacus @ Meadowbrook manager Amanda Lacey said:

“We would like to thank all of the staff, parents and children for their continuing support. Our striving to develop and maintain relationships within the local and wider community has enhanced the children’s play and learning opportunities whilst our dedicated team continues to provide a wonderful learning environment for all of the children. Our directors and all of the staff are all thrilled with the outcome and have been enjoying the celebrations this week.”

Jon Barr, headteacher at Meadowbrook Primary, added:

“The Ofsted inspection result has made us very proud at the school. Our partnership at Abacus, since January 2014, has been about building outstanding practice. We are pleased that this has now been recognised.”

More information: Abacus @ Meadowbrook Ofsted report

This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 15). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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