Improving standards at Gamlingay Village College

A MIDDLE school is climbing up to higher standards.

Gamlingay Village College was marked as a failing school when it fell into special measures in its Ofsted inspection in February.

The inspectors have now returned to the school and declared that satisfactory improvement is being made.

Acting headteacher, Sue Romero, said that she is very pleased that the positive progress and the hard work and support of staff, students, parents, Cambridgeshire County Council and the other local schools, has been acknowledged.

The Ofsted report said: “Standards are starting to rise. During the inspection the progress pupils were making in lessons was satisfactory with some examples of good progress.”

English and maths results for children at the end of Year 6 were higher than last year and although standards are still below the national average the gap is narrowing.”

To read the full story see the Biggleswade Chronicle of Friday, July 29.