School’s delight as it retains its ‘good’ rating following inspection

Headteacher Hazel Spinks in 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Headteacher Hazel Spinks in 2013. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A west Norfolk school still deserves its 'good' Ofsted rating, an inspector found.

Fairstead Community Primary and Nursery School, in King's Lynn, has about 370 children on roll, aged from 3-11.

The recent visit to the school in William Booth Road was the first short inspection carried out since it was judged to be good in 2011.

Headteacher Hazel Spinks said: 'We are very pleased with the findings.

'We were especially pleased they noted how well-behaved the children were around the school and in lessons, and that they enjoyed learning and were well cared for.'


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In the report, Ofsted inspector Chris Moodie says: 'The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education since the last inspection. All of the areas for improvement identified at the last inspection have been tackled effectively.'

He added: 'Children enter the early years foundation stage with skills and knowledge that are often well below age-related expectations.

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'The nursery and reception classes provide them with a very strong start to school. By the time they leave reception class they have made good progress in many areas of learning.'

The report recommends that – to improve further – the school needs to ensure that 'the very good quality of topic work currently being produced by pupils in Years 2 and 6 is replicated across other year groups'.

Are you celebrating an Ofsted report in west Norfolk? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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