CELEBRATIONS were doubled at Dodleston CofE Primary School after two glowing reports.

Following an Ofsted inspection, Dodleston was graded as ‘good’ while an Anglican Schools inspection resulted in an ‘outstanding’ grade.

Ofsted inspectors paid particular tribute to the school’s ‘caring’ ethos and the quality of the teaching and leadership.

The report reads: “This school, which plays an important role at the heart of village life, provides its pupils with good quality education.

“Due to the headteacher’s passionate and skilful leadership, the school has improved greatly since its previous inspection.

“Pupils now make at least good progress in their academic work. Their outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is demonstrated by their excellent relationships and impeccable behaviour.”

The National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools report graded Dodleston as an outstanding CofE primary school.

It reads: “The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.”

Headteacher Hilary Bushnell paid tribute to all those connected to the school, which has 69 children enrolled.

She said: “I am delighted with the Ofsted report. It is so positive and identifies the strengths close to my heart.

“It’s a double celebration really as the diocesan report judges us as an outstanding Church of England school.

“These reports are a testament to the quality of the school, the staff, governors but especially the children, the strength closest to my heart.”