A UTTOXETER primary school is celebrating success after a recent inspection yielded oustanding results.
Earlier this month, Ofsted paid a visit to Tynsel Parkes First School.
The school was given glowing praise by the school monitoring authority, which awarded a ‘good with outstanding elements’ judgement.
This follows last year’s inspection from the Diocese of Lichfield, which Tynsel Parks as ‘outstanding’.
An excerpt from the Ofsted inspection reads: “Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.
“Good teaching and an engaging curriculum foster pupils’ highly positive attitudes to learning and underpin their good progress’
“From their starting points pupils make good progress over time and by the end of Year 4 progress in reading is outstanding’
“Pupils mature quickly as they move through the school. They do their best and behave extremely well.
“Their highly-positive attitudes contribute fully to their successful learning.’
“Attainment overall at the end of Year 4 is above what is typical for pupils of that age.”
The Diocesan report reads: “This highly-successful church school is an outstanding beacon of excellence in its service to the whole community.
“Pupils and other members of the school and church families, as well as the wider community, effectively support the school’s vision as they readily engage with the motto ‘loving and learning together’.”
Headteacher Theresa Walters said: “I believe that this school is a special place where children feel safe and are nurtured to being the best they can be.
“We are a very strong committed and dedicated team of staff and governors who have a clear vision to be the best we can be for our children.
“This school places the children at the heart of everything it does.
“I am very proud of our achievements and incredibly privileged to be working with such a wonderful team of staff.”
Ofsted said the school was not yet ‘outstanding’ because of a slight weakness in maths teaching and plugging ‘gaps in learning’ for nursery and reception pupils.