A village school is celebrating just receiving a successful Ofsted report in which inspectors graded it as good with outstanding features.
Leadenham Primary School has also undergone a church school inspection in which it was judged outstanding.
Headteacher Claire Collett said: “We are delighted with the report. We are proud of our reputation for providing a good quality education within a caring Christian environment.
“I would like to thank all the parents, staff and governors for the continuous support they give us, for helping us to obtain such a brilliant result.”
Children’s standards of behaviour were particularly praised as outstanding, as they become responsible, mature young people, caring for each other.
The headteacher’s successful leadership and monitoring was said to have helped the school make significant improvements since its last inspection, especially in improving the quality of teaching to a good standard.
Teachers were said to successfully plan and design work that interests pupils and motivates them to work hard and promote good progress, but teachers were advised to plan more carefully to get the most out of each child in a lesson to achieve outstanding standards, while encouraging more independent working.
The school now has a new, Early Years Practitioner in the form of infant teacher Alison Walls who also oversees the pre-school which opened last year.
She has run a Montessori pre-school and advised on early years in the past. Mrs Collett said. “We are very much using the Montessori and ‘Forest School’ methods of making use of the outstanding school environment and natural resources.”