A school in Norfolk set the highest possible benchmark for all education establishments after receiving an Outstanding rating from national inspectorate body Ofsted.
Forncett St Peter Church of England VA Primary School, located on Aslacton Road, was given the ‘outstanding’ commendation in all four of the inspection’s main categories, a step up from the overall Good rating the school received in its previous report in 2009.
Head teacher Judith Jones, who was described in the inspection’s summary as ‘very effective’, said: “I am extremely proud of the whole school community but most especially our wonderful children.
“The staff, governors and children have all worked incredibly hard to achieve this result, which they really deserve.
“I feel privileged to be part of such a warm, vibrant and positive learning community and would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents and wider community friends for all the support they have given the school.”
In Ofsted’s report, lead inspector Emily Simpson praised the ‘highly skilled’ teachers and ‘rich’ curriculum, commenting that staff morale was ‘extremely high.’
The inspector also commended the pupils for their ‘exemplary’ behaviour and said they ‘love to learn’, while reserving special mention for the governing body’s ‘excellent understanding of the school.’
Governors chairman Sally Richards said: “The family atmosphere at the heart of Forncett School is core to achieving this outstanding result.
“The hard work will continue, to ensure that our high standards rise further.”