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East Ward Community Primary School

Happy, Challenged, Successful and Proud


Willow Street, Bury, BL9 7QZ

0161 764 6065


Ofsted Report


November 2021

‘East Ward is a happy school that sits at the heart of the community it serves. Pupils enjoy coming to school.’ 

In November 2021, Ofsted visited East Ward to complete a Section 8 Inspection and we are proud to say that we are still a ‘good’ school.  

The report (Section 8 Ofsted Inspection) is organised in the following way: 

  • Overall outcome/grading of the school 
  • From the viewpoint of a child attending school 
  • Strengths and areas for development/improvement 
  • Safeguarding procedures. 

These are some of the comments taken from the report: 

Children ‘work hard and behave well’ and ‘thrive in the school’s calm and nurturing environment.’ 

‘School leaders promote and celebrate individuality and diversity.’ 

‘Leaders have created an environment in which pupils are able to learn and flourish.’ ‘They share high ambitions and expectations for each and every pupil.’  

During the inspection, Reading was identified as being taught very well and the Early Years was a clear strength of the school as children ‘get off to a good start’. The curriculum is ambitious for all pupils, including those with SEND. 

Please click the link below to read the full report. 

Full Report

January 2016 Report 

Please click on the link to read our past Ofsted report:

Full Report

May 2014 Inspection 

In May 2014 we received an interim assessment statement which said that 'I am pleased to inform you that the interim assessment of your child’s school indicates that the school’s performance has been sustained'. This takes into account:

  • Pupils attainment
  • Pupil progress
  • Pupil attendance
  • Results from parentview

As a result of this, and due to our results (which you can click on below), OFSTED maintain that we are at least a good school. You can read the report by clicking here.

Prior to that, we were inspected in February 2011 where OFSTED stated that we are a ‘good school where many different backgrounds blend together harmoniously and happily’. They said that we gave ‘outstanding care, guidance and support’ and this works to ‘ensure that the school succeeds in its stated aim to provide a warm inclusive and stimulating environment’. ‘School is one big happy family…’ (OFSTED 2011)

Please click the link below to read the full report.

Full Report

We are also extremely proud of our performance data. If you would like to read it, please click the link below.

Performance Tables