Bishop Ian Ramsey CofE Primary School in Medomsley, Consett is delighted to announce a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating with areas of ‘Outstanding’ performance in its latest evaluation. This recent March 2024 inspection reflects significant advancements since the school’s last review in 2018.

Headteacher David Mordue highlighted the positive transformation, noting the “astounding turnaround” acknowledged by Ofsted. The inspection report praised the school for its excellent ‘Behaviour and Attitudes’ and ‘Leadership and Management’, highlighting these as outstanding areas.

Pupils at Bishop Ian Ramsey are commended for their exemplary behaviour and strong community spirit, contributing to a positive learning environment. The leadership team, supported by the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust, has been instrumental in driving these improvements with a clear vision and commitment to staff and pupil development.

The curriculum at Bishop Ian Ramsey is described as ambitious and well-tailored, effectively preparing students for future success. This, coupled with a unique school culture that fosters community and respect, stands out as a key strength.

“We are extremely proud of this very positive outcome,” said Mr Mordue.

“It’s a testament to our dedicated staff, supportive parents, and of course, our fantastic children. We remain committed to maintaining our high standards and ensuring our school is a wonderful place for learning.”

Bishop Ian Ramsey CofE Primary School continues to welcome new students. 

Interested parties are encouraged to learn more by visiting, contacting the school directly at, or by calling 01207 560 235.

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