Lowestoft school is an outstanding place to be

Children and staff at Lowestoft's Roman Hill Primary School are celebrating after it recived an outstanding rating from an Ofsted inpection.

Inspectors found the school was committed to ensuring all pupils achieved as highly as they can, so that although children join the school with knowledge and skills below expectations for their age, they make outstanding progress during their time at the school.

Effective leadership and management, together with 'inspirational teaching' were singled out in the Ofsted report.

Provision and outcomes for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, age three to five, were also recognised as outstanding and the inspection also found the curriculum had been effectively extended to incorporate the needs of the older pupils.

The report praised the child-led curriculum and the school's drive for excellence through rigorous monitoring of teaching and learning and highlighted the outstanding support and challenge provided by the governing body.

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As well as performing well, children feel valued and safe at the school. In a letter to the children, the inspectors said: 'We were very impressed by your good behaviour, hard work and the way you enjoy your time in school'.

Headteacher Sandra Batley said; 'I am extremely proud of everyone connected with the school. Staff and pupils work hard to make the school an interesting, safe and enjoyable place to be. Being recognised as outstanding does not mean we can relax.'

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