Exmouth primary school is 'good' and pupils 'thrive', say education inspectors

BASSETTS Farm Primary School is a good school set to get even better, education inspectors have said.

BASSETTS Farm Primary School is a good school set to get even better, education inspectors have said.

Ofsted inspectors say the 287 youngsters attending the primary school thrive in its warm and caring environment and achieve above average standards.

The inspectors say Bassetts Farm school is set to get even better in the future because of its effective leadership and management.

Headteacher Sarah Bennett said: "We are delighted that Bassetts Farm has been recognised as a good school.

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"All the children, staff and parents have worked together to create an exciting and motivating school for the children to have the best possible learning opportunities."

The inspectors said the school had improved in the last two years, since the last inspection, because of extra support.

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The report said parents were pleased with the way the school looked after pupils.

And teaching standards and staff were praised in the inspectors' findings.

The youngsters' good behaviour was also recognised in the report.

The inspectors said: "This is a good school. It provides a warm and caring environment in which pupils thrive.

One of the school's greatest strengths is the way it works with parents to support pupils' education.

"Parents are pleased with the way the school looks after their children and helps them to do well.

"Teachers and teaching assistants provide many exciting activities for pupils, helping them to enjoy school."

Bassetts Farm's new headteacher, Sarah Bennett, who took over in September 2009, came in for praise from lead inspector Denise Morris.

Ms Morris said the school had a good capacity for further improvement.

The education inspector said: "She has a clear vision and ambition for the school.

"Together with more established leaders, she has already put several good new procedures in place to improve provision and raise standards.

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