Little Harrowden school rated good by Ofsted

Pupils once took part in a flashmob style dance as part of an Olympic project
Pupils once took part in a flashmob style dance as part of an Olympic project

Staff and pupils at a primary school are celebrating after it was rated good by government inspectors.

Little Harrowden Primary School was given the grading in its latest Ofsted report.

The inspectors praised the management at the school, including the governors, for maintaining the school’s high standards despite “many recent staffing changes”.

They added: “Positive relationships, between pupils themselves and with staff, mean the school is a harmonious community where all pupils thrive academically and socially.” Staff have been commended for eliminating a “previous weakness in writing standards compared to those in reading and mathematics” and the report says that the new National Curriculum has been introduced successfully.

Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is particularly strong, say the inspectors, and “pupils enjoy school and feel safe there. Their behaviour is good. They are keen to learn and work hard.”

Writing on the school’s website, headteacher Jacinta Foo said: “We provide a holistic education where importance is placed upon academic excellence as well as emotional, physical and ethical development.

“Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff provide a caring and challenging environment in which children thrive. Children at Little Harrowden are happy and their behaviour is excellent.”

The school caters for about 205 children aged from four to 11.