School sees rapid improvements

IAN CLARKE A village school which has made “rapid improvements” over the past 18 months has been taken off special measures.Ofsted inspectors have praised the efforts which have gone on at Burnham Market Primary since an original report was made in October 2005 and they have said that there is now “a strong framework to grow into an outstanding school.

IAN CLARKE

A village school which has made “rapid improvements” over the past 18 months has been taken off special measures.

Ofsted inspectors have praised Burnham Market Primary after its original report in October 2005 and said there is now “a strong framework to grow into an outstanding school.”

The new report praised the children's attitudes to learning and behaviour, along with the quality of teaching and learning and teamwork throughout the school.

Head teacher Steven Hales said: “We are very pleased. We have overcome the first hurdle and are ready for further improvements.

“The strength of the community spirit has been excellent, ensuring our children get every learning opportunity they richly deserve. This is a tribute to excellent teamwork - from staff, parents and governors at the school.”

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Rosalie Monbiot, Norfolk county council cabinet member for children's services, said: “I am absolutely delighted and would like to congratulate everyone for their hard work in moving the school forward. I am certain the school will go from strength to strength and will continue to receive support from everyone involved.”