A VILLAGE school has been ranked among the top eight per cent of primary schools in the country after it was rated as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
The quality of teaching, pupil attainment, the behaviour and attitude of pupils, and the leadership of headteacher Georgina Ellis and her team at Wickhambrook Primary School, all came in for praise from the inspector.
“This is an outstanding school that has improved in all respects since its previous inspection,” said Ofsted inspector Godfrey Bancroft.
“Parents and carers are delighted with the quality of education it provides.
“One typified the view of many by saying, ‘I find Wickhambrook School to be excellent in both the academic and pastoral provision that it makes. My children are thriving at this school.’”
Achievement, particularly in reading is above average, and progress in writing was ‘particularly notable’ the report said – the only area for improvement it said is in developing pupils’ mental and oral maths skills.
“Teachers plan activities that are matched precisely to pupils’ abilities and needs. As a result, pupils are very enthusiastic learners who apply themselves exceptionally well,” the inspector said.
Mrs Ellis said: “We are all absolutely delighted with this result.
“I would like to take the opportunity to praise my colleagues and governors for the commitment and dedication they show on a daily basis which enables our pupils to receive the highest quality education.
“Parents work with us and share the pride that children have in the school. We shall continue to build on this success in the future.”