TEACHERS at a Herefordshire school are "delighted" by the results of their first Ofsted inspection in 15 years.

In a recent report from Ofsted, a Church of England Primary School has been described as a place where pupils flourish, and where leaders care deeply about pupils.

The inspection of Kingsland CE Primary School took place over two days in mid-January, and was the first full inspection since 2007.

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The Ofsted inspection rated the school as ‘good’ overall with ‘outstanding’ ratings for behaviour and attitudes and personal development.

Headteacher Stewart Debenham said “We are delighted that the inspectors recognised the high levels of academic achievement and inclusivity within the school, as well as how well the children flourish socially and emotionally.”

The report states: “Pupils work hard, treat others with respect and broaden their skills and talents through the many opportunities offered.

All pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those who are disadvantaged, achieve at a high level in reading, writing and mathematics.

Pupils’ conduct around school and their attitudes to learning are excellent.

Leaders are committed to offering a rich and diverse education beyond the classroom.


Leaders have thought carefully about how to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of pupils in mixed-aged classes.”

Mrs Helen Webb, Chair of Governors, said: “This is an excellent Ofsted report which recognises what a fantastic school Kingsland is, and the hard work that staff give on a daily basis.”

A spokesperson said the primary school is committed to providing a rich and vibrant curriculum for all its children and will continue pursuing its vision of ‘let your light shine’.

Visitors and prospective parents are always welcome to visit the school, the spokesperson said.

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