Inspector finds pupils 'bubbling'

PUBLISHED: 11:29 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:49 11 May 2010

QUIET MOMENT: Head teacher Robert Dunbar with pupils at St Mary's RC School in Royston. 3060DW009

QUIET MOMENT: Head teacher Robert Dunbar with pupils at St Mary's RC School in Royston. 3060DW009

A SCHOOL has been praised for its pupils attaining exceptionally high standards . The comment came in a report after an Ofsted inspection at St Mary s RC School in Royston. The inspector John Messer said: In all classes pupils are bubbling with enthusia

A SCHOOL has been praised for its pupils attaining "exceptionally high standards".

The comment came in a report after an Ofsted inspection at St Mary's RC School in Royston.

The inspector John Messer said: "In all classes pupils are bubbling with enthusiasm for learning."

Mr Messer said the pupils' personal development was "good" and their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development was "outstanding".

He continued that pupils were "courteous, well behaved, and sensitive to the needs of others".

Mr Messer recognised, too, that role played by the staff. "Teamwork is strongly encouraged and this is a key feature of the school's success."

He said there was a "positive" feedback from parents, and one commented that it was a good school "academically, socially and spiritually".

He added: "The head teacher and the staff are fully committed to moving the school forward."

Head teacher Robert Dunbar said the Ofsted report showed much which had been included in the school's own valuation.

"We have always recognised our strength in teamwork and it was good to have this acknowledged in the inspector's report," he said.

Mr Dunbar continued that he was "delighted" with the report.

He added: "The report recognised that the school has many outstanding features and is making a positive contribution to the community.

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