Woodthorpe primary school is officially outstanding

Headteacher Eileen Gunton with pupils Zara Mettam, Mischa Twigg, Darcy Unwin, Ella Davidson, Jennifer Evans and Jos Oldknow.
Headteacher Eileen Gunton with pupils Zara Mettam, Mischa Twigg, Darcy Unwin, Ella Davidson, Jennifer Evans and Jos Oldknow.

A school is celebrating being judged as outstanding.

Woodthorpe Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School was named top of the class in a recent inspection report.

The school in Seymour Lane, Mastin Moor, was found to be outstanding in all four of the areas assessed.

The check was carried out under the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.

Chris Shaw, chair of the governing body, said: “On behalf of all the school community, we are all very proud of all the children not only in their academic achievements but in their caring and respectful attitude towards one another.

“We have a strong partnership with the Diocesan Board of Education and the local rector and team vicar.

“All members of staff and the wider school community work very hard to provide an ‘inclusive community’ as stated in the inspection report,” he added.

The inspection report states: “This is a school where nothing is too much trouble in its efforts to ensure the achievements and wellbeing of every child.

“Collective worship is a highlight of each school day, eagerly anticipated by most of the schoolchildren. They participate fully and enthusiastically.

“It is evident to all that the school succeeds in its core function to ‘maximise the learning potential of every child within the love of God.

“Significant improvement, recognised by all stakeholders, have been made under the current leadership team.”