Finchingfield school ranked as ‘good to outstanding’ by Ofsted

Staff and children of Finchingfield Primary School celebrate the impressive Ofsted report

Staff and children of Finchingfield Primary School celebrate the impressive Ofsted report - Credit: Archant

TEACHERS and governors of Finchingfield Primary School have expressed their delight after it was ranked ‘good to outstanding’ by Government inspectors.

The village school, which has 57 pupils on its roll, was visited by Ofsted inspectors last month and underlined its strong performance and improvement by scoring outstanding in one category and good in the other three.

Martin Lee, chairman of Governors, described the report as “real recognition of the hard work and dedication of all the staff”.

“Parents and governors are already aware of how strong the school is but it is nice to have public recognition of this,” he said.

“Alastair Robinson joined us as headteacher just a year ago and the improvement under his leadership was recognised in the report.”


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Inspectors picked out that “pupils are typically working at levels that are well above those expected for their age” while the report drew attention to the ‘consistently good teaching’, that ‘progress in reading and mathematics was particularly good’ and that ‘the school ethos promoted the very best behaviour’ among the children.

Headteacher Alastair Robinson said: ‘This report reflects the children’s immense enthusiasm for learning, the team of staff’s hard work and dedication and the fantastic support provided by parents and governors.

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“We really are the small school that makes a big difference to our children’s education.”

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