Worlingworth Primary School receives outstanding Ofsted report
A village school has kept its outstanding status after Ofsted inspectors declared teaching there is of exceptionally high standard.
The report on Worlingworth Primary School praised the governors, whose focus was on achieving even more, and the pupils for supporting each other.
Governors’ chairman Carolyn Evans said of the report: “It was one of the best I’ve seen.”
She added: “We will continue to ensure an excellent standard of education that the children in our community deserve.”
Headteacher Victoria Gascoyne said: “We are obviously very pleased to receive a second outstanding judgment. It is unusual for schools to receive two consecutive Outstanding judgments.
“Nevertheless, we will continue to drive our school forward to ensure that each and every child has the best primary education possible.”
The inspectors said the school had grown substantially in the last two years, with parents actively choosing to send children there.
“From the moment that pupils enter the playground in the morning, they are valued as individuals,” the inspectors noted. “However, there is a real sense of being a close team and part of the wider community.
“The school is a core part of the village community. Pupils take part in regular events, such as the flower festival, welcome village members to their productions and raise money for local charities.”
Teachers ensured lessons were engaging and well structured to enable pupils to learn well, and they had high expectations of what pupils could achieve.
Children beginning with low attainments for their age made substantial and sustained progress because of the excellent teaching and support they received, said the report.
Staff worked closely together, knew the pupils as individuals and quickly picked up on any needs they might have.
Many pupils were working above the attainment targets for their age and the children received an exceptional start to their education.
There was no bullying and behaviour was excellent.