Tadcaster Primary School praised by Ofsted for their pupil’s happiness and love to learn

12 Dec 22

Tadcaster Primary School praised by Ofsted for their pupil’s happiness and love to learn 

Riverside Primary School awarded ‘good’ rating following September inspection 


The Headteacher at a Tadcaster primary school has today thanked staff for their hard work and dedication after a recent Ofsted report said that it was a ‘happy place to be’. 

Riverside Primary School, which forms part of the Star Multi-Academy Trust, underwent inspection earlier in the academic year, with the official report now published online showing that it has achieved an overall effectiveness rating of ‘Good’.  

The report also touches on the school’s 'watertight' safeguarding arrangements and complements the positive behaviour of the pupils. 

Commenting on the Ofsted rating the school's Executive Headteacher, Mr Nick Styles, said he was 'delighted' that the inspector had recognised the positive culture within the school, adding that he was ‘extremely grateful’ to everyone within the Riverside community for their contribution and support throughout the last few years during the pandemic.  

He said: "We are delighted that Ofsted could see how much our pupils enjoy school, and that it is a safe and happy place to be for the children. 

"We are also really pleased to have received recognition for the effort that we put into making the school an inclusive environment, in which every pupil has the right support and encouragement needed to help them reach their full potential. 

“I am very grateful to everyone who has contributed to the ongoing success of the school, including staff and parents, and of course I am extremely proud of the children who always try their best, and are extremely kind and respectful.” 
Riverside Primary School forms part of the Star Multi Academy Trust which is made up of eleven schools located across North Yorkshire.   
Established in 2018, the trust’s aim is to create outstanding education within its academies to enable every young person to realise their full potential.   
Commenting on the positive Ofsted outcome for Riverside Carolyn Walker, the Chair of Governors at the school, commented: “The Governors are extremely proud and privileged to be involved in such a fantastic school.  
“The staff work very hard to create a nurturing and happy place for the children to learn, and we are looking forward to supporting them as they continue to build on that success in the future.”