Good times have returned to a Farnham school as its been handed a decent report card ahead of its golden anniversary.

William Cobbett Primary School has retained its ‘Good’ OfSted rating following a spring inspection.

The team spoke to children, staff and teachers about the curriculum, learning and school life during a two-day inspection in March.

They were especially impressed with the school’s work with its 30 Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) pupils at the Woodland Centre.

“Pupils grow and achieve well from their starting points,” noted inspectors in their report.

“This is exemplified in the Woodland Centre where pupils with autism are successful. They are immersed in school life, accessing rich curriculum activities along their peers as much as possible.”

While the report makes good reading for headteacher Andrew Stearn and his team, it’s not perfect and there is room for improvement.

The report adds: “The school must continue to fully embed its curriculum improvements, ensuring that teaching consistently enables pupils to learn and remember essential knowledge and skills over time.”

Mr Stearn said he is “incredibly proud of the achievements of the whole school community” in its golden anniversary year, with a celebratory event being held in September.

He said: “The cohesion and partnership between staff, governors, parents and children is vital and has helped create the unique, vibrant and successful atmosphere and ethos at the school.  

“The care the staff show our children, their families, and each other makes William Cobbett a very special place to be."