Grantown Primary School Gets Top Marks

Grantown Primary School has gained the highest possible praise from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) for the school’s partnership with parents, the School Board and the community as well as the relationships of all involved in creating the environment for learning.

This work was recognised by HMIe as excellent – an outstanding standard of provision which exemplifies very best practice.

In a positive report, the Inspectors judged that all other aspects of the work of the school represented very good or good practice. No aspects of the school were deemed to be weak or unsatisfactory.

They recognised the high performance, the strong record of improvement and the effective leadership of the school. Inspectors said Grantown Primary was well placed to continue to improve and to provide a very good quality education for all pupils. In conjunction with the education authority, the school will draw up an action plan based on the recommendations in the report.

Mairi Robertson, Head Teacher of the 305-pupil school, said: "I am delighted that the Inspectors have recognised the outstanding commitment and teamwork of all involved in the life of the school. The staff and I look forward to continuing to develop and build on the excellent practice which already exists in the school."

Debbie Strang, Chairperson of the School Board, said: "Mairi Robertson and her staff are to be congratulated on HM Inspectors’ evaluation and report of the school which recognises their constant efforts and infectious energy. It is particularly pleasing that the Inspectorate have acknowledged the high performance and strong record of improvement of the school."

Councillor Basil Dunlop, Grantown, said: "I would like to express my delight at the confirmation that the highest standards have been attained, and my congratulations and the thanks of the community go to Mairi Robertson and all her staff, and everyone connected with the school, for their outstanding achievement."

23 May 2006