Ten years of ‘outstanding’ ratings

Normanton All Saints School
Normanton All Saints School

Teachers and children are celebrating a decade of their school being “outstanding”.

This week inspectors from education watchdog Ofsted awarded Normanton All Saints Infant School the top grade, again.

The Church of England school was first labelled as outstanding by the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAS) in 2003.

Since then Ofsted and the SIAS have continued to give the school top marks.

In the latest report headteacher Barbara Cunningham was described as providing “inspiring, purposeful and sustained leadership”.

Mrs Cunningham said: “We are delighted to receive the outstanding judgement once again.

“It is a recognition of the professionalism, dedication and positive work ethic of our superb staff team, the commitment of our governing body, supportive parents and of course our pupils who are such good fun to be around.

“They are enthusiastic learners and work incredibly hard. They persevere when things get tricky and are always proud of themselves and others in their class family when they reach their targets.

“They understand the importance of being good ambassadors for our school and the local community.”

Ofsted inspectors said the children’s behaviour was “exemplary” and all pupils, including those with special educational needs, made “excellent progress”.

The standard of teaching was described as “outstanding” and school governors provided strong support.

The only improvement needed by the school is to “build on the already very good use of modern technology”.

And new iPads and wireless internet is set to arrive at the school soon.