Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School was inspected by Ofsted in 2019.

The report, which assessed the school across all areas, resulted in a rating of GOOD, reflecting the dedication and hard work of the entire school community.

The Ofsted report, available for perusal below, highlights the school's commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, and overall school environment. The staff, students, parents, governors, and the wider community are all acknowledged for their collaborative efforts in creating a supportive and nurturing educational environment. 

Since the receipt of the positive Ofsted report, Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School has embarked on a journey of continuous improvement, further enhancing its provision in partnership with its sister school, Settle CE Primary. This partnership has facilitated the sharing of best practices, resources, and expertise, enriching the educational experience for all students involved. 

One significant area of focus following the Ofsted report has been the development of the school's curriculum provision. Recognising the importance of a well-rounded and progressive curriculum, the school has invested considerable time and effort into meticulously planning out each curriculum area. From English and mathematics to science, humanities, and the arts, every aspect of the curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure coherence, relevance, and progression throughout the pupils' educational journey. 

Through a combination of innovative teaching methods, engaging resources, and meaningful learning experiences, Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning in its children. The curriculum is not only academically rigorous but also fosters creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth, empowering pupils to flourish to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. 

The positive Ofsted report serves as a testament to the school's ongoing commitment to providing high-quality education and nurturing the holistic development of every child. As Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School looks towards the future, it remains dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive. 

To view the full Ofsted report and learn more about Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School's journey of continuous improvement, please see the pdf section below.

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