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A primary school is celebrating after going from special measures to ‘Good’ in the eyes of Ofsted inspectors in just three years.

Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill was judged to be ‘Good’ in all gradings following the recent inspection.

The standard of teaching and pupil behaviour both came in for praise while headteacher David Maguire was described as “instrumental” in the school’s improvement.

The start of a new school year is often about bedding new students in or slowly starting to gear up to coursework and examinations. 

At Samuel Ward Academy Trust, we were presented with three Ofsted inspections in our schools within the first 11 days of the new term.

A Haverhill primary school has outlined a rapid action plan – based around strong and positive leadership - after a recent Ofsted inspection deemed it ‘requires improvement’.
Measures to further improve education at Burton End Primary Academy have been installed since September as well as greater communication with parents.

An experienced educationalist has described becoming the new headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy as a “real privilege”.
Mark Neild has been appointed at the high-performing Haverhill school after spending the last two years as Director of Secondary Education at the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

A new classroom block will act as an inspiration for primary school pupils, a proud chair of governors has said.
Clements Primary School officially opened its next extension at a ceremony attended by staff, parents, pupils and project leaders.
The new four classrooms sit in a state-of-the-art extension opposite the main school building.