Bedfield Primary School believes it is the only one in Suffolk to have been rated as outstanding in the latest visits by Ofsted inspectors.
And that is a double delight, said headteacher Jill Overbury, because it was the second outstanding Ofsted inspection it has received, following the last one in 2009.
The Ofsted framework has changed significantly in recent months and the raised expectations have meant fewer schools judged outstanding.
Mrs Overbury said the school’s second outstanding judgement is a remarkable achievement and confirmation of the high expectations and performance teachers place on themselves and their pupils.
Mrs Overbury, headteacher, said she was exceptionally proud of the pupils, teachers, teaching assistants and support staff who thoroughly deserved praise received throughout the report.
She also praised Governors for their support. The report praised the headteacher’s determination to achieve the best for every pupil and building a strong and cohesive team. ‘
“We knew it was going to tough to meet the higher expectations and retain our status,” she said. “Although it will be reported as retaining our grading it was difficult to improve upon outstanding. The only way was to do it again!” To celebrate it is holding a tea party for the community, governors, teachers, parents and children today.