HOLLYCOMBE Primary School has received a glowing report after a recent visit by the Ofsted inspectors who rated the school ‘good’ overall.

Headteacher Louise Pearce has been praised for settling quickly into her position since taking over last September, as well as receiving the full backing from families, staff and governors.

Under her leadership, the report says, a ‘clear vision’ for improving the school has been created where teachers uphold her high expectations, which has enabled the whole school community to flourish.

The school is also praised for its community spirit and high attendance figures.

The report further states: “Pupils clearly find the school a happy place to be, as they radiate confidence and only have positive things to say.” It adds: “Learning experiences are vivid.”

It is Louise’s third headship and she told The Herald: “My first year at Hollycombe has been amazing.

“I have loved being here and everyone has made me feel very welcome. I also love the fact that despite being the head, I can still teach my favourite subject, music, as well as religious studies.

“We are currently rehearsing a show for June, at the Millennium Centre, where all 102 children will perform together.

“We are so lucky to be located in the countryside and to have the use of an adjacent plot of land where we go for our outdoor and nature studies, including campfires, and which all the children love.”