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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

Challenge Partners Review 

Challenge Partners is a practitioner-led national network of schools that improves school performance through peer-to-peer challenge and knowledge sharing. Each school in Challenge Partners receives an annual Quality Assurance (QA) Review. The QA Review is a peer review involving senior leaders from other schools in the partnership.

The review has a whole-school remit and focuses on teaching and learning, which enables practitioners to have deep conversations about the quality of learning in the school being reviewed. All outcomes are agreed between the school and the review team as part of an ongoing professional dialogue that seeks to unpick and articulate effective teaching practice and school improvement strategies. Review reports are best viewed as a summary of conversations between peers during three days spent in school.

Click below to read the report from November 2023: 

Challenge Partners QAR Review