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Outstanding inspection report puts Torriano School among UK’s best

Staff and governors feel vindicated over 2015 merger

18 October, 2018 — By Helen Chapman

Headteacher Helen Bruckdorfer

A SCHOOL is celebrating after being rated among the best in the country with an “outstanding” rating from inspectors.

The verdict from Ofsted has left staff and governors feeling vindicated over a merger which brought two schools together at Torriano Primary School in Kentish Town.

The junior school, which had enjoyed top-rated inspections in the past, was joined by the neighbouring infants school, where Oftsed had warned improvements were required, in 2015. Under one management, the school has now been credited for its creative approach to learning and the good behaviour of pupils.

Headteacher Helen Bruckdorfer said: “We have been winning hearts and minds with what we have been doing. We have a collective ambition in the school and are working together with a focus on teaching and learning which are teachers are fully invested in. Children are learning from a curriculum that is relevant, engaging, inspiring and global.”

The school has a proportion above the national average of pupils eligible for free school meals and 14 pupils who are identified as having developmental language delay.

Pupils celebrate their school’s top-rated inspection report

Chair of governors Luca Salice said: “Inspectors have praised our innovative curriculum, our celebration of diversity and our pupils’ behaviour as well as their progress and attainment. I am proud of the hard work and dedication of children, staff and parents.”

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