Ellergreen Nursery School gets outstanding Ofsted ranking

Ellergreen Nursery School, in the heart of Norris Green, has become the first school in Liverpool to be judged ‘outstanding’ in every single category by Ofsted.

The school is situated on the edge of the former ‘Boot’ Housing estate which has undergone a massive demolition and rebuilding programme over the last 10 years.

It is the first school in the city to get top marks in all areas under the new OFSTED framework introduced in September 2015.

Headteacher, Jane Rogers is extremely proud of the high quality learning environment which has been created at Ellergreen Nursery School to ensure that all children reach their full potential and says it is like winning an Oscar!

The report states: “This is an excellent and improving school. It is a wonderful place to send your child, to look for support or to work. All of those involved with the school are noticed, nourished and supported.

‘This is a school where children, their families and staff are highly valued and helped to thrive. The school motto ‘broadening horizons, brightening futures’ shapes much of what the school does each day.”

Ellergreen educates 104 three and four year olds, a third of which are identified as having special educational needs and many qualify for Early Years Pupil Premium funding.

Inspectors also noted “the outstanding quality of teaching, the superb resources, displays and classrooms, as well as the excellent relationships between children and staff, all make a huge difference to children’s learning. By the time that they leave school, children have made excellent progress from their starting points”.

The Nursery School also plays a leading role in providing support and training for a wide range of early years settings across Liverpool.

Chair of Governors, Sharon Cody, said: “As Chair of Governors I am overjoyed with the Ofsted judgement as it reflects just how amazing Ellergreen Nursery School is. The staff work so hard for all the children and their families. An outstanding judgement for an outstanding nursery school.”

Ward councillor Alan Walker said: “This is an absolutely fantastic achievement by the staff , governors and parents in the most challenging of circumstances possible. I remember it was not that long ago that the School was half empty due to the demolition of the old Boot Estate and now it is full and thriving.”

Ward councillor Barry Kushner said: ‘This is a fantastic achievement by the staff, Governors, and parents particularly head Jane Rogers and Chair of Governors Sharon Cody and Vice-Chair of Governors Wendy Wade, who have worked tirelessly with the staff and parents to make Ellergreen Nursery an Outstanding school.”