Beacon School gets top marks

The Right Reverend Bob Evens, Bishop of Crediton, visited Beacon school pupils after the school got top marks during a recent inspection.

The Beacon CofE Primary School was rated as ‘outstanding’ in every area in their recent church school inspection.

The school, with 173 pupils, was described in the SIAS - National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools - as ‘a unique school where children, staff, parents, governors and the church community all work together to show christian love in action.’

The report said that a particular strength of the school is ‘the passion of the head teacher, staff and governors to maintain high quality education within a loving christian community.’

Headteacher Sue Lockwood said: “To be considered ‘outstanding’ in meeting the needs of all learners is very special. “We are delighted that the hard work of our school community is clearly recognised in the outcomes for pupils and are now looking forwards to another successful school year.”

Bishop Bob presented pupils with their award.