A SCHOOL has maintained its good rating in its first inspection from watchdogs since becoming an academy.

“Bocking Primary School continues to be a good school,” inspector Lynne Williams concluded following a two-day inspection.

The report was full of praise for the pupils and staff.

It said: “Pupils enjoy their time at this school. There is a helping hand and a friendly smile for everyone.

“From the start, in the early years, pupils learn to work together and share their ideas.

“Pupils understand adults have high expectations of their behaviour throughout the day and appreciate the clear rules and systems in place.

“Pupils are confident adults will help them with any worries or concerns which helps them to feel safe in school.”

It also said the trust and other leaders have a clear focus on ensuring the “ambitious” curriculum meets pupils’ needs, adding how the school “regularly reviews curriculum plans” and makes adjustments to improve outcomes for pupils.

“In most subjects, there are now clear, well-sequenced curriculum plans in place,” the report said.

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Praise was also given to the school for its focus on making time outside of lessons enjoyable too.

It described breaktimes as “fun”, with adults organising games outside so everyone can join in.

The report said there is a “wide range” of clubs available, both during and after the school day.

“A programme of trips, visits and visitors enriches the curriculum for all pupils”, inspectors said.

Safeguarding was also effective throughout the school.

Headteacher Hannah Cagney added: “The Ofsted inspection has been a true affirmation of the work that has gone into realising our vision and values on behalf of all our stakeholders.

“We are proud of our school and look forward to continue to grow as part of Attain Academy Partnership and in our own right.”

Attain chief executive Susannah Edom-Baker said: “I am delighted Ofsted has recognised the hard work and commitment of the whole staff team which has led to accelerated progress and the provision of a learning environment where all members of the school community interact to realise the best possible outcomes for all of our children.”