Whaplode Church of England Primary School is celebrating after being graded as an outstanding Church of England school following its recent inspection.
The school received its one day inspection on November 12 and the inspector Reverend Ian Robinson was highly impressed with everything he saw during his time there.
The inspection judged the school in three categories: meeting the needs of all learners through its distinctive Christian nature; the impact of collective worship on the school community; and the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school.
All three elements were judged as outstanding. The glowing report identified that Christian values are embedded and celebrated throughout the school and witnessed the exemplary behaviour of all learners.
Teaching in the school was described as being ‘inspirational’ and agreed with the school’s opinion that there were no ceilings for learners’ achievement with children encouraged to achieve highly.
Feedback and discussions with parents showed that they appreciate the extra mile the school goes to for their children.
The inspector agreed with the school’s ideas to move itself forward which include the development of outdoor reflection spaces.
Head teacher, Alison Flack, said: “I am so proud. This achievement is a result of the incredible hard work and dedication of all members of the school community including children, parents, staff and governors.
“The school has never been graded as an outstanding church school before and it so rewarding that all our efforts have been recognised.”