‘Outstanding’ Ofsted for Burnley nursery

Staff and children at Ightenhill Nursery, Burnley, celebrate getting an outstanding Ofsted report.
Staff and children at Ightenhill Nursery, Burnley, celebrate getting an outstanding Ofsted report.

Children at a Burnley school “do not have time to misbehave” according to an “outstanding” Ofsted inspection carried out in October.

Ightenhill Nursery School, in Lionel Street, received a Grade One judgement in all areas of the assessment, maintaining the high standards set in the 2012 report.

Angela Ould nursery nurse NNEB Level Three, centre, with children - as staff and children at Ightenhill Nursery, Burnley, celebrate getting an outstanding Ofsted report.

Angela Ould nursery nurse NNEB Level Three, centre, with children - as staff and children at Ightenhill Nursery, Burnley, celebrate getting an outstanding Ofsted report.

Headteacher Miss Pauline Robinson was delighted with the report, saying: “We are thrilled to have received our second consecutive outstanding rating in all categories.

“We have a great partnership working together with parents and governors which contributes to an extremely happy and successful nursery school.

“There are still a few places available for children to start this year.”

Ightenhill is a mixed school that currently has 70 pupils aged between three and five, and houses an on-site pre-school childcare centre.

Julie Cable NNEB Level Three nursery nurse reads to children as staff and children at Ightenhill Nursery, Burnley, celebrate getting an outstanding Ofsted report.

Julie Cable NNEB Level Three nursery nurse reads to children as staff and children at Ightenhill Nursery, Burnley, celebrate getting an outstanding Ofsted report.

The Ofsted report, available on the school’s website, said: “Children simply do not have time to misbehave as they are too busy enjoying playing and learning together.

“Teaching is outstanding and teachers are highly ­effective in recognising the children’s individual interests.

“They celebrate diversity at every opportunity and help these very young children develop those values which will prepare them for future life in modern Britain.”