VIDEO: School a ‘happy and stimulating’ place

The pupils of Walton Holymoorside Primary School are the latest to star in our much-loved feature.

Derbyshire Times photographer Rebecca Havercroft has visited the school, on Holymoor Road, Holymoorside, to take this lovely group shot of youngsters for this week’s Primary Focus page.

NDET 2-7-13 RKH  Primary focus at  Walton and Holymoorside Primary School- Junior classes.

NDET 2-7-13 RKH Primary focus at Walton and Holymoorside Primary School- Junior classes.

The school describes itself as a “happy, exciting and stimulating place”.

In a letter to pupils following its latest Ofsted check, inspectors said: “You enjoy the varied and challenging activities provided and work well together so that you gain new knowledge and skills quickly.

“You get on well with everyone, behave well and you readily take responsibility, including through your school council.”

They added: “We were impressed by the way that you regularly check the targets in your books to help you to improve your own work; well done!

“It is not surprising that you are gaining standards that are considerably better than other schools by the time you leave Walton Holymoorside Primary.”

The inspectors praised teaching – hailing some of it as “excellent”.