A VILLAGE school is top of the class with education watchdogs.
Norton Primary has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted following a two-day visit by inspectors last month.
In a report, lead inspector Richard Blackmore, said: “Pupils achieve well, are extremely happy and enjoy their learning because of the highly positive relationships, very sensitive pastoral care and an excellent curriculum.”
He noted that the ‘vast majority of pupils reach levels of attainment well above that expected of them by the time they leave’.
Mr Blackmore praised the teaching, which is ‘good and sometimes outstanding because teachers make lessons interesting and challenging by using resources that bring learning alive and build knowledge in small and well chosen steps’.
Headteacher Stella Hart said: “I am delighted with the inspection outcome and very proud of the school and all its pupils.
“I have a wonderful staff who are committed to giving the children the best possible experiences in their learning.
“Norton CEVC Primary is a happy school and our aim is to make learning fun, challenging and exciting.”