CHILDREN and staff at Binsted Primary School have been celebrating another glowing Ofsted inspection.

The report highlighted the hardworking and strong leadership that enables pupils to feel “safe and happy” while in school.

Following a long day of lesson observations, data scrutiny, staff and governor interviews and parent feedback, Ofsted has confirmed that the school continues to be ‘good’ - a grading it has maintained since its last Ofsted in June 2014.

The inspector, Clare Morgan, stated that the headteacher, the governors and the leadership team lead a school in which pupils are “happy, feel very safe and enjoy learning”.

And she said that the school was “highly valued” by pupils, staff, parents, and the wider community.

She also added that pupils receive a “broad and balanced curriculum” and are “learning to understand their place in their local, national and global communities”.

Binsted pupils, she said, attain “high standards in all subjects at the end of key stage 1” and “the proportion of pupils who reach the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 is above the national average”.

“More pupils are now attaining the higher standards in these subjects,” her report went on.

Headteacher Sharron Morton said: “I am incredibly proud of our school. We work together as a whole community to provide a good education for all our children. I am delighted that our recent Ofsted confirmed this too.

“The report reflects the hard work done by so many people and is a credit to everyone across the school that works tirelessly to support our pupils.

“The pupils and parent feedback is an important part of the process, so I was very thrilled to see some of the comments in the report.”

One parent said: “Binsted School is an integral part of the community. It is more than a school, it is a thriving part of what we all do locally.”