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Pupils and staff celebrate north Norfolk school’s good Ofsted report

PUBLISHED: 10:46 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 19 December 2017

Millfield schoolchildren celebrate good Ofsted report. Picture: Dawn Price

Millfield schoolchildren celebrate good Ofsted report. Picture: Dawn Price

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A north Norfolk school has been rated good in its Ofsted report with the headteacher judged to be leading the team “exceptionally well”.

Millfield Primary in North Walsham was visited by inspectors last month. It was the first short inspection since the school was judged to be good in February 2013, and it found it continues to be good.”

The inspector said headteacher Jan Harazdiuk continues to “lead the school exceptionally well” and was ably supported by the deputy headteacher and leadership team.

It added: “You have maintained Millfield’s highly inclusive ethos. Pupils told the inspector ‘Whoever comes here, we are ready to welcome you’.”

The report added that the team was highly ambitious for all pupils and determined to ensure they were well prepared for high school.

The inspection also praised the very good behaviour of pupils saying that “teachers establish positive relationships with pupils who told me they enjoyed their lessons”.

Parents who responded to the Ofsted online questionnaire said they would recommend the school to other parents and added that children were well looked after.

Another parent said: “Both my children find their education at Millfield engaging and the school gives them a fantastic range of opportunities over and above the regular lessons.”

Mrs Harazdiuk said: “We are immensely pleased the school has been recognised for all the great work it does and that Millfield has continued to provide its pupils with a standard of education that is at least good.

“We are ambitious for all our pupils and staff, with a determination to improve even further to give our children the outstanding provision they deserve.”

The report sets out what the school must do now to improve further.

It said: “Leaders should ensure that reasoning and problem solving are embedded in all classes so that pupils, including the most able, make better progress in maths by the end of Year 6.”

And that, “across the school, all pupils produce work that fulfils their potential in topic books”.

The Recreation Road school caters fur children aged from four to 11 and 272 pupils were on roll in May.

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