‘Outstanding’ inspection result for St Luke’s CE Primary School


ST LUKE’S CE Primary School in Maidenhead has been rated ‘Outstanding’ following a recent Ofsted inspection. The inspection team reported that the school “is a haven of tolerance and respect… a calm, caring, and friendly place where everyone feels valued” and praised the “exceptional” school leadership and governance.

The report praises pupils’ behaviour, engagement and progress, and recognises how their “spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding are particularly well developed by the rich range of learning opportunities that the curriculum provides.” It also highlights how disadvantaged pupils, pupils with special educational needs and pupils with English as an additional language, are supported very effectively and achieve well.

Inspectors described the headteacher Amanda Hough as “inspirational” and emphasised the strength and commitment of her leadership team. Amanda said:”I am absolutely thrilled with the Ofsted judgement and have always believed that we could and would be Outstanding. I am immensely proud of our pupils, both present and past, and feel privileged to be their headteacher. I am also blessed with an amazing team who go above and beyond for the pupils in our care. We are all passionately dedicated to enriching their life experiences, and this holistic, nurturing approach is what makes St. Luke’s such a wonderful place to be.”

The report also recognises the how the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) supports the school effectively, providing ‘significant knowledge and expertise’ and enhancing the governors’ strategic leadership.

Anne Davey, the Chief Executive, of ODST, said: “We are so delighted that St Luke’s has been rated Outstanding. St Luke’s is an exceptional school, where pupils thrive and parents can be confident that their child is safe, happy and making progress. The headteacher and staff are dedicated to ensuring the best possible environment and education for every child, and we are extremely proud that the inspection team have recognised that in this report.”