Good times continue for Pinchmill pupils

Ofsted at Pinchmill Lower School in Felmersham. PNL-141117-105247001
Ofsted at Pinchmill Lower School in Felmersham. PNL-141117-105247001

A village school is delighted after maintaining its ‘good’ rating after an Ofsted inspection.

Pinchmill Lower School in Felmersham was visited by education inspectors before half term and was awarded a ‘good’ (2) rating across all categories.

Vanessa Coleman, headteacher, said: “We were delighted with the outcome after the inspection. It is down to the hard work of the children, dedication of the team of staff and support of the parents that the report was so positive.

“Things become ever tougher and we are focussed on continuous improvement.”

The report highlighted a number of good points, stating that pupils attain well and reach above average standards in reading, writing and maths at the end of Key Stage 1.

Andrew Evans, chair of governors, said: “Given that this inspection was carried out using the new updated standards on a new National Curriculum which is still very much early doors, to achieve a ‘good’ is a really good outcome.

“The bar has been raised significantly and many schools that were previously graded as being good and even outstanding have failed to maintain that level of success.

“For Pinchmill to therefore maintain the grade of good is a not insignificant event and should be celebrated.”

The school will be hosting an open day on Thursday, November 27. For the full report go to the Ofsted or the school website.