Despite it being a ‘no-notice’ inspection by Government inspection body Ofsted, Mendham Primary School’s rating went up from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’.
The inspection, conducted at the very end of the summer term, saw the school praised for accelerated progress and good behaviour, among other things.
The inspection team also looked at the impact of the federation and associated partnership working with St Edmund’s Primary School, in Hoxne.
The report, noted: “The executive headteacher and assistant headteachers are the driving force behind the school’s continuing improvement.
“Since their appointment and the development of a new management structure for the schools within the ‘hard’ federation, achievement in English and mathematics have risen, and the capacity to secure further improvements has been clearly demonstrated.”
Executive headteacher, Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, said: “I am proud that the significant and sustained hard work of our staff, pupils and governors has been recognised by this positive report.”