Outstanding is a habit at prize village school

Pupils and staff at the "outstanding" Bicker Preparatory School and Early Years.
Pupils and staff at the "outstanding" Bicker Preparatory School and Early Years.
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Bicker Preparatory School and Early Years is in no mood to let standards slip after collecting its third “Outstanding” Oftsed report in a row.

The village school, with about 80 pupils aged between three and 11, impressed government education inspectors in all areas such as leadership and management, quality of teaching, achievement, behaviour and the safety of its pupils.

In a report published yesterday, inspectors highlighted the “outstanding progress” made by the school’s brightest pupils, the “broad and innovative curriculum” set by senior staff and parents’ “high satisfaction” with the education provided to their children.

Owner and principal Sheila Page said: “I am absolutely delighted with our third “Outstanding in all Areas” OFSTED report, extremely proud of our children and most grateful to my wonderful staff.

“The inspectors were thorough in their findings throughout the two-day Inspection last month. They observed the children in lessons and spoke to them.

“I feel most privileged to have a hard-working, talented and experienced teaching team, along with supportive parents and children who are keen to learn.”