Staff and children of North Somercotes CE Primary School are delighted to have received an outstanding judgement in all areas of their recent Section 48 Church School Inspection.
The school was previously inspected by the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools in June 2011, where it received a ‘satisfactory’ grading.
Following National Society inspector John Gibbs visit on Friday June 20, the school was graded outstanding in all areas – distinctiveness and effectiveness as a church school, distinctive Christian character, impact of collective worship, and leadership and management.
Headteacher Paul Floyd said: “We are all immensely proud of the report and it reflects the nurturing, friendly atmosphere of our school.
“The staff, governors, parents and whole community have a church school we are rightly extremely proud of.
“To jump from satisfactory to outstanding in just four years is a tremendous achievement.
“Most importantly we have wonderful, caring children who behave impeccably and achieve phenomenally well – they are, without doubt, outstanding.”
Year Four children, Jake Stainton and Libby Weller, said: “We really enjoy all our assemblies but especially when we go to church.
“After our Ascension Day service we all came back to school and flew kites – it was fantastic. We also enjoy learning about our school values; this term we have been learning all about peace and reflection.”