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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Pupils and teachers at a village primary school enjoyed a celebratory start to their Christmas holidays after being judged as outstanding by Ofsted.
Coltishall Primary School has jumped from satisfactory - which it was deemed in 2012 - to the highest grading, after inspectors visited the classroom and praised its “inspirational” teaching and “impeccable behaviour”.
They also highlighted the strong leadership of headteacher Mark Adamson and the “exceptional support” of the governing body.
Mr Adamson said: “This is a remarkable achievement for everyone involved with the school. To move from satisfactory to outstanding in less than two years has been no mean feat and is down to the collective efforts of the whole school community.
Mick Castle, cabinet member for education and schools at Norfolk County Council, said: “This is an exceptional report and I would like to congratulate everyone at Coltishall on what is a fantastic achievement.
“It is clear that this has been a collective effort from everyone within the school, as well as those working to support it.
After receiving its satisfactory judgement, the school joined the county council’s Norfolk to Good and Great (N2GG) programme, which supports schools to achieve good or outstanding status.
Mr Adamson said the school was “indebted” to the N2GG programme, which gave them the “icing on the cake” in helping them to reach outstanding status.