Redcastle Primary School in Thetford keeping its standards high, watchdog says

Thetford's Redcastle Family School headteacher Andy Sheppard is leaving, and deputy head Liz Russell

Thetford's Redcastle Family School headteacher Andy Sheppard is leaving, and deputy head Liz Russell is taking over. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

A Thetford primary where pupils enjoy going to learn has been told it remains a good school.

Redcastle Family School, on St Martin's Way, was told by Ofsted that still deserves its good rating, three years after it originally earned the status in 2014.

An inspector said 'pupils told me they enjoy coming to school every day', while parents praised how well children settle in.

The inspection report said: 'A few parents I spoke to from eastern Europe and Portugal are particularly pleased with how quickly their children learn English.'

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Pupils have 'respect for the adults who supervise and work with them', and more are meeting expected standards in reading by the end of year two and year six.

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Praise was given to acting headteacher Liz Russell, who has taken over since former headteacher Dr Andy Sheppard stepped down due to ill health.

Ofsted said she had worked 'effectively' to improve pupil outcomes.

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