Lympstone school praised in inspection report

PUBLISHED: 13:03 16 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:10 10 June 2010

THE HEADTEACHER of Lympstone Primary School said he was delighted with the results of an Ofsted inspection-report. Inspectors, as part of a standard school study conducted every three years, judged the overall effectiveness to have been a good level. Si

THE HEADTEACHER of Lympstone Primary School said he was delighted with the results of an Ofsted inspection-report.

Inspectors, as part of a standard school study conducted every three years, judged the overall effectiveness to have been a 'good' level.

Six of the seven of the categories it assessed were found to be of an above-average quality - with one area, the personal development and well-being of pupils, considered 'outstanding.'

Headteacher Tony Priest, speaking about the report published this month, said: "We are obviously very pleased.

"The number of pupils coming here has increased significantly in the last few years. We have a fantastic bunch of teachers and staff. It is a pleasure to come here to work."

In the last inspection report for Lympstone primary conducted in 2006 the 'overall effectiveness of the school' was judged to be 'satisfactory.'

Mrs Laney-Hubbard, chair of governors, said: "Ofsted remarked on how much beneficial work had been done in our school grounds.

"We were really encouraged to hear that these improvements have a positive impact on children's 'outstanding sense of well-being' and their attitudes to learning.

"Having refurbished and reequipped the children's activity area and established our sensory garden, attention is now turning to the neglected garden at the bottom of our school site.

"It is hoped that this overgrown area can be completely redesigned to provide a multi-functional outdoor space for pupils and staff to enjoy."

The Ofsted reporting inspector said it was a good school and effective progress had been made on a number of fronts in the past three years.

The inspector added that achievement was good; pupils behaved 'exceptionally well' and there was 'good leadership and management.'

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