A RURAL primary school has hit a high note by welcoming in a new musical headteacher.

Sue Clisham, formerly deputy head at Eccleston Primary, has joined Shocklach Oviatt Primary school this term and is looking forward to leading this already ‘outstanding’ school into the future.

As a trained musician, her skills will further enhance the excellent curriculum already offered by the school.

Staff, pupils, parents and the village have welcomed Mrs Clisham into the thriving rural community.

She is already very much part of village life, playing the organ at two recent church services, celebrating the 860th birthday of St Edith’s Church and joining the community for a celebratory lunch at The Bull public house.

The school has also recently benefited from a new children’s centre, to be opened by the director of education, John Stephens, on October 11.

“This excellent resource allows us to offer small class sizes which, along with outstanding teaching, will clearly benefit our children,” said Mrs Clisham.

Shocklach School has also welcomed Alison Stevenson, who leads the learning in reception and Year 1.

The school has also celebrated its tag rugby team’s success.

With perfect weather and an abundance of parents watching, Shocklach played six games, drawing one and winning the remainder, therefore achieving its goal of winning the day for the first time ever in this tournament.

Pupils would like to thank Mrs Mackay, their coach for her hard work in training sessions and, of course, their parents for the transport and enthusiastic support.

The team will now go forward to play again on October 7.