OFSTED officials have given staff and pupils at Cuddington Primary School something to smile about after they announced the findings of a recent inspection.
Government inspectors visited the school at the end of March and heaped praise on the Ash Road school.
“We are very pleased with some of the judgements and comments made,” said headteacher Yvonne Elliott. “We are particularly proud of what was said about the pupils’ personal development and well-being, as this is an area for which we care deeply here.”
The inspectors were particularly impressed with the children’s behaviour and the extent to which they adopt healthy lifestyles.
The report notes: “Pupils cooperate exceptionally well with each other and behaviour is excellent in classrooms and around the school.
“They strive to do their best, they have an excellent understanding of how to make choices for a healthy lifestyle and they participate energetically in an extensive range of sports.”
Inspectors said these aspects of the children’s development have been nurtured by the good quality care, guidance and support offered by the school and its staff.
The report describes the “pleasant family atmosphere” and the “the blanket of care” provided at Cuddington.
Mrs Elliott said: “This positive caring ethos is valued highly by parents and staff alike. Visitors to school often comment about the warmth and happiness that they feel here.”
The school is also praised for the broad and rich curriculum it offers to children.
The report concludes: “Pupils are provided with a curriculum that captures their interest and is enjoyable. They have many opportunities to participate in music, drama and sports events, part of the broad enrichment programme open to them.”