Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery

Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery

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Staff are delighted after Ofsted inspectors rated an infant school ‘outstanding’ for the first time.

Dunchurch Infant School and Nursery was judged to be ‘oustanding’ in every area at its most recent inspection.

It is the first time the school, in School Street, Dunchurch, has been given the highest grade in an inspection.

The infant school report stated: “Pupil outcomes are outstanding as a result of the relentless drive from all adults to constantly improve the progress of every pupil.”

It also stated: “The school’s ‘Over and Above’ curriculum provides innovative opportunities for all pupils to access a broad range of learning.”

The school’s nursery also received high praise for the “exciting activities”, “outstanding teaching” and the “warm, happy and nurturing atmosphere”.

Headteacher Ian Dewes said: “We are delighted that the hard work and dedication of our staff has been recognised by Ofsted.

“We have 57 members of staff and 11 governors who are committed to giving the children the best possible start to their education.

“The report reflects how hard they have all worked.”

The school’s relationship with parents was also praised. It was noted that: “Parents commented warmly on how well their children are cared for and the variety of opportunities the school provides for pupils.”