STAFF and pupils at Shobdon Primary School celebrated following the result of their recent Ofsted inspection.
The report described the school as "good" with an "inspirational headteacher who leads the school well, supported by dedicated staff".
The inspection noted a thriving school that is highly valued by parents and pupils. Since the previous inspection, teachers, managers and governors have ensured the strengths in achievement and teaching have been sustained. The inspector recognised that because of their strong subject knowledge and enthusiasm, "teachers motive pupils to try hard and achieve to the best of their ability".
The report highlighted the pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and good behaviour driving rapid progress in the lessons.
Behaviour in lessons and around the school was said to be good and "sometimes outstanding", while the report said teaching was never less than good and occasionally outstanding and referred to "well-planned and exciting topics" which stimulate pupils’ successful learning.
It also said: "Classrooms stimulate pupils’ imagination and celebrate learning through attractive displays, encouraging pupils’ eagerness to learn."
Overall the report praises pupils’ attainment and says they typically reach levels above those seen nationally in reading and maths by the end of year six.
Attendance was said to be above average and the report says neither parents or pupils expressed concerns about safety, with the overall impression that the school is a safe and secure environment, with strong and experienced leadership from both the head and governors.
Head Teacher Vicky Hancock said she was delighted with the report’s findings and added: ‘This very positive report highlights our strengths and affirms what we recognise– Shobdon School is a happy, vibrant and exciting place to learn.’