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Inspectors praise ‘outstanding’ school

Teachers Susie Kirby, Carolyn Galley and Janet Rhodes celebrate the Ofsted result with children.

Teachers Susie Kirby, Carolyn Galley and Janet Rhodes celebrate the Ofsted result with children.

 

A village school is celebrating after being rated as ‘outstanding’ by education watchdogs.

It is the second time Clowne Infant and Nursery School, on Ringer Lane, has achieved the impressive Ofsted rating since 2006.

Susie Kirby, who has been acting head at the school since October, said: “I am extremely proud of our children, parents, staff and governors.

“We are thrilled with Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ judgement which results from the hard work of the entire school.

“Our aim is to enhance children’s education and promote their life-long learning.”

Chair of governors Peter Dolby added: “This judgement is testament to the amount of hard work put in by all school staff and the wider community.

“Our parents should be proud to have an ‘outstanding’ school in the local area.”

The Ofsted report highlighted a number of ‘outstanding’ features at the school.

It said: “Pupils’ behaviour is excellent and they display a love for learning.

“The headteacher is highly committed to ensuring that pupils receive a first-rate education.

“Children thrive in the positive environment and they make excellent progress.

“Governors have high ambitions for the school; they are clear about what they have to do next to raise achievement even further,” the report added.

Nearly 400 pupils attend the school.

 

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