Wolviston school hailed as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors

Wolviston Primary school head teacher Maria Carlton with pupils celebrate their outstanding Ofsted report.
Wolviston Primary school head teacher Maria Carlton with pupils celebrate their outstanding Ofsted report.

A VILLAGE primary school is celebrating after inspectors hailed it outstanding.

Wolviston Primary School was awarded the highest rating possible following its latest inspection from the education watchdog Ofsted.

They praised its “rich and varied” curriculum, teaching and leadership.

The school has improved on its last Ofsted grading of good in 2009, despite the bar on standards being raised.

Headteacher Maria Carlton said: “We’re really delighted with our outstanding judgement.

“Everybody has played their part, from the staff to the children, parents and governors, and without them we wouldn’t be where we are.”

Inspectors went through the school with a fine tooth comb and found the quality of teaching, achievement and behaviour of pupils and its leadership and management were all of the highest standard.

Their report stated: “Pupils make excellent progress because teachers have very high expectations and plan inspiring lessons and experiences.

“Teachers prepare lessons that capture the imagination of pupils, and ignite their love of learning.

“The headteacher has high expectations of herself, her staff and pupils.

“Her determination and dedication are shared by all who work at the school.”

Reading standards are also well above average in the two core subjects, and have been for a number of years.

Ofsted say the school curriculum is enhanced by visits and visitors, including a mobile planetarium in school during the inspection.

Virtually all parents said they would recommend the school to other parents.

Pupils are proud ambassadors and show a high level of care for each other.

They have a good understanding of different forms of bullying and older pupils act as playground friends at play time and lunch.

And Mrs Carlton said the school will continue to strive for the best standards adding: “Things never stop in education.”