Village school is ‘outstanding’

Wilberfoss school celebrate their ofsted
Wilberfoss school celebrate their ofsted

“AN OUTSTANDING school with many significant strengths” is how Ofsted has described a local school after a recent inspection.

Wilberfoss Primary School was awarded outstanding across the board due to its inspirational teaching, high attainment in all subjects and strong leadership and management.

The school’s acting head, Rachel Hatter, says everyone at the school is delighted with Ofsted’s report.

She said: “Everyone is very pleased with the outcomes. We firmly believe that every child matters and work hard to make learning fun and full of challenge for all children within a lively and bright learning environment.

“We have well-motivated pupils, supportive and engaged parents and an able and forward-thinking governing body. We also believe that our staff team is second to none.

“Gaining the outstanding judgment is a testament to everyone’s consistent dedication to their role in the school.”

According to Ofsted’s report, the school’s “sustained success is the result of the dedication of all staff, a palpable sense of shared vision, the deep care and support provided for all groups of pupils and a constant drive to raise achievement.”

The inspectors were full of praise for the quality of teaching, describing some teaching practices as “inspirational”.

The report said: “Teachers use highly innovative approaches alongside more traditional techniques to ensure pupils receive the very best attention to their needs. The support provided from teaching assistants is first-rate and, as a result, pupils of all abilities thrive.”

Pupils were seen to be well-mannered, considerate towards each other’s needs and highly respectful of all adults.

Inspectors found “the behaviour of all groups of pupils, including those pupils whose circumstances potentially make them vulnerable, is exemplary.

“In turn, the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional.”