Norwich Primary School gets an early Christmas gift from Ofsted

Clover Hill VA Infant and Nursery School head teacher, Helen Newell, deputy head Anna Gooch and pupi

Clover Hill VA Infant and Nursery School head teacher, Helen Newell, deputy head Anna Gooch and pupils who have just had their first Ofsted report since changing to a Voluntary Aided school. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A Norwich primary school has been given a Christmas present of an Ofsted report which praised its 'outstanding curriculum.'

Clover Hill VA Infant and Nursery School, in Bowthorpe, was deemed good with outstanding elements.

Helen Newell, who has been headteacher at the school for over four years, said: 'It's a lovely Christmas present. The children are proud of the school and they love it here – they want to jump out of bed in the morning to come to school.

'We're really pleased and it's a significant improvement for us under the new inspection framework. It's a huge boost to morale.'

Out of the five Ofsted categories Clover Hill received three outstanding grades and two good ratings. The report said that in order to improve further the school needed to 'raise achievement to the highest levels and improve the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring that pupils are regularly challenged by the activities on offer, especially in writing.'


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