Garboldisham school celebrates ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report

Pupils and staff at a Norfolk school have been celebrating after receiving an outstanding Ofsted report.

Inspector Judith Dawson particularly praised the way Garboldisham Primary School staff met the educational and pastoral needs of pupils and the 'innovative and challenging' curriculum which enable the students to pick up literacy, numeracy and IT skills through practical and relevant learning.

Following an inspection in October, the report began by saying 'this is an outstanding school that puts the pupils' welfare and education at the very heart of all its work.'

The school's headteacher Alice Hemmings said: 'We are delighted about it and very proud.

'I think it confirms a lot of things that we have been trying to do over the years in terms of developing the curriculum and getting the children to plan their own learning.'a

She added the school had been trying to develop the curriculum since the last inspection three years ago and the positive report was vindication for the 'hard work' put in by staff and students and praised the children's 'impeccablae' behaviour.

The report said the school had 'significantly improved' since the last inspection and there were new and inclusive systems for evaluating the school's performance.

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One area was earmarked for improvement, which was pupils taking more responsibility for their work to ensure they made even more rapid progress.

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