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St Botolph’s Primary School in Botesdale maintains high standards following Ofsted inspection

A school has maintained its high standards after receiving a positive rating from Ofsted inspectors after a recent visit.

The new report, which was confirmed on June 23, rated St Botolph’s Primary School in Botesdale to be ‘Good’ across all categories, with the same rating reflected in its overall assessment.

The inspection summary praised the school for its happy pupils, high achivement and co-operation between leaders and staff members.

St Botolphs VC Primary School in Botesdale. Picture: Google Maps
St Botolphs VC Primary School in Botesdale. Picture: Google Maps

The report said: “The way in which leaders and staff cater for pupils’ personal development works wonderfully. Pupils and parents alike value the ample extra-curricular offerings.

“These include a pleasing range of clubs and inter-school competitions, allowing pupils to mix and mingle with peers. It shows in pupils typically being charismatic and confident in social situations.”

The report also points out that children with special educational needs typically thrive at the school, and that pupils achieve well and are keen to demonstrate what they know.

It adds that school governance is a strength and that having committed governors means school leaders are effectively challenged and praised, to ensure they do their job well.

Leaders also prioritise reading, with the revising of the phonics programme deemed to have “worked wonders”.

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