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The school was inspected on the 19th September 2017.

After visiting on that day, it was decided that the school did not require a further day of inspection. 

It was judged that Cotham Gardens Primary School (previously known as Colston's Primary School) is a 'Good'  school. 

To view our report see below:

View document ofsted/colston-s-primary-school-10036987-final-pdf.pdf

You can download the full report by clicking here. 

Here are some of the key findings: 

  • The school has continued to improve because leaders know the school’s strengths and areas to improve. 
  • Colston’s Primary is an inclusive school where pupils’ cultural diversity is a strength of the school’s distinctive character. One pupil said that the best thing about Colston’s Primary is that ‘everyone is different and unique in their own way’. 
  • Teachers set high expectations and pupils live up to these in and around school. 
  • The school community places the utmost importance on keeping pupils safe. 
  • Leaders at all levels are ambitious for the pupils and are highly effective at improving outcomes. 

Next steps for the school: 

Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that: 

  • leaders continue to improve outcomes and attendance for disadvantaged pupils 
  • teachers use assessment information when teaching key skills, knowledge and understanding to accelerate the progress of pupils from lower starting points.