School receives outstanding report
BARLEY First School has received an outstanding report following a recent Ofsted inspection. The inspectors awarded the school Grade One Outstanding for the overall personal wellbeing and development of the pupils. Head teacher Julie Price said I m abs
BARLEY First School has received an outstanding report following a recent Ofsted inspection.
The inspectors awarded the school Grade One Outstanding for the overall personal wellbeing and development of the pupils.
Head teacher Julie Price said "I'm absolutely delighted that the hard work put in by all the staff, governors, and most importantly, the children, and the support from the community, has been recognised in these reports.
"With small class sizes we are able to focus on each individual child's learning and to support them all to enjoy their time in school, develop a love of learning and realise their full potential.
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"We look forward to building on the very strong foundation in the future as we implement the recommendations in these reports."
Standards reached by the school's 45 pupils, including those with learning difficulties, were assessed as Grade Two Good, a level above the national average, while all other areas assessed by Ofsted were Grade Two good or above.
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The Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAS) was also carried out, and its report stated: "The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners."
Chairman of Governors David Phipps congratulated the staff and pupils on behalf of the governors for their "outstanding achievements of which we can all be extremely proud."
He added: "Ofsted identified that our pupils not only achieve well academically but most of their personal achievements are exceptional and the Grades 1 and 2 awarded reflect this.
"We are delighted that their views have also been endorsed by the recent Anglican schools inspection