Wellingborough school is rated ‘outstanding’ by inspectors

Redwell Infants School has got an outstanding Ofsted report
Redwell Infants School has got an outstanding Ofsted report

An infants school in Wellingborough has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Redwell Infant School gained the rating in all areas for the second time since February 2013.

Outstanding is the highest ranking awarded by Ofsted.

Headteacher Anne Ansell said: “This is the result of tremendous teamwork, commitment and resilience from a huge team of people, including our pupils.

“We aspire to be at the forefront of education, providing excellence in learning, in inspirational learning environments, and to share our expertise even more widely to benefit the young people in our school.”

The lead Ofsted inspector said: “Leadership and management are outstanding. The experienced and inspirational headteacher has created an extremely effective staff team.”

The inspectors’ report found that: “The school gives great emphasis to developing pupils’ sense of values. Pupils’ attitudes to each other, to adults and to their learning are constantly exemplary.”

It went on to say: “Behaviour in lessons and around the school is outstanding, and pupils feel cared for and safe.

The way all pupils are treated equally by staff reflects the school’s strong principles of inclusion and equality, so that no-one experiences discrimination.

“The importance of caring for every individual and the friendliness of staff ensure all pupils feel valued.”

The chairman of the board of governors, Caren Ingold, said: “The outcome is a true reflection of the talented, dynamic and inspirational team of staff and the wonderful children we have in our school.”