HAPPY children jump for joy as Ofsted rank their village school as outstanding.
Ofsted inspectors went to Long Lawford Primary School in Holbrook Road in May this year.
Following the visit the 240-pupil school, led by headteacher Rob Morrissey, inspectors ranked it as outstanding.
Mr Morrissey said: “We are delighted that the hard work of children, parents, governors and staff has been recognised and valued so highly.”
Not only is the school graded as outstanding overall, every other category of inspection sections were also ranked the highest award.
This includes achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management - all of which were outstanding.
Only around 14 per cent of primary schools achieve an outstanding grade nationally.
In the report inspectors said: “Long Lawford is an outstanding school that provides its pupils with a creative, stimulating and imaginative curriculum. Pupils thoroughly enjoy coming to school because they are so motivated by the wide range of interesting activities on offer.”
They also said they were impressed by the ‘exemplary behaviour and attitudes’ of the children and noted that they make ‘outstanding progress’ in their learning across the school.
Mr Morrissey was also highlighted for providing ‘inspirational leadership’, supported by a deputy head and team of staff who all have the highest ambitions for the school and its pupils.
The only note for improvement was to build on the rapidly rising rates of progress at Key Stage 1.
Mr Morrissey added: “The feedback we received from inspectors was extremely positive and the report is glowing in its praise of the school.”
To read the full report from Ofsted click on the blue text link below.