STAFF and pupils at Little Leigh Primary School are celebrating the end of term on a high this week after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted.
The report described the school as outstanding and a place where pupils achievement and personal development go from strength to strength.
Inspectors commented: “From their average starting points on entering Reception, pupils make excellent progress to consistently reach well above average standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 2. The pace of progress is maintained as pupils move through the school.
‘At the end of Year 6 standards in English are exceptionally high, with three quarters of pupils attaining a level higher than expected for their age. Mathematics and science standards are well above average and have been so over a considerable period of time.
‘Pupils who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities also make rapid, and at times exceptional, progress because of the quality of support they receive,’ the report added.
It also praised headteacher John Hetherington and his staff and described his leadership and ability to encourage others as exceptional.
Mr Hetherington said the report was a true testament to staff, parents, governors and children: “Over 16 years ago I first became headteacher at Little Leigh. I had an ambition then to lead a very special place for children to learn, and following numerous accolades culminating in this latest report I’m proud to have it confirmed that I do.
“The report states that Little Leigh is an outstanding school where pupil’s achievements and personal developments go from strength to strength.
“The curriculum is described as varied and vibrant providing children with a sense of awe and wonder. All aspects of the school were graded as outstanding and we are all incredibly proud.”