A PRIMARY school is celebrating after managed to improve its Ofsted rating from 'inadequate' to 'good'.

The Ridgewell Church of England Primary school has announced it has received a glowing report following the latest series of inspections.

Staff have been working for several years to improve the previous rating from Ofsted.

The school now has a 'good' rating after it was previously branded as 'inadequate'.

Having spent two days with the staff and students at the school during January, the inspectors have submitted an extensive report in which they praise the school’s values and ethos, stating they are “clearly evident in pupils’ good conduct, respect and the care they show for one another.”

The report also made a special note of the attention the school pays towards delivering lessons which foster all the individual students’ interests and passions.

Headteacher, Kirsty Stuart said “We are delighted with our recent Ofsted report which acknowledges the hard work and dedication that staff and pupils put into their work at Ridgewell.

"It was recognised that, ‘everyone makes sure pupils enjoy school and remain safe’, as is evident by pupils eagerly bouncing into school each morning.

"We are so thrilled with our pupils’ good behaviour and as expected, they were seen to ‘behave well, and concentrate on their activities without the need for reminders'.

"I am so proud to be the headteacher of our wonderful small school and I look forward to continuing to build on our success so far.”

Both the school and parents are said to be delighted with the results of Ofsted’s latest inspection, especially given the ongoing difficulties of navigating through the Covid pandemic.

Emma Wigmore, CEO of the Vine Schools Trust, added: “We are incredibly proud of everyone at the school, staff and students alike, whose continual hard work and enthusiasm has been recognised by the inspectors at Ofsted.

"New leaders and the extra support available since becoming an academy have led to significant improvements, which were reflected in Ofsted’s detailed report.

"Hearing that the children receive a spiritual, moral and social education wherein they learn to celebrate each other’s achievements is wonderful, as these qualities are deeply embedded in the Trust’s core values.”