“Caring and inclusive” school achieves outstanding Ofsted report

Children at Studham Lower School
Children at Studham Lower School

A school has been given high praise by Ofsted in its latest inspection.

Studham Church of England Lower School is part of the Priory Partnership for Learning, and caters for children aged two to nine years of age.

The school was graded ‘outstanding’ in all five areas of its latest Ofsted inspection, including leadership, pupils’ behaviour, teaching, pupil achievement and early years’ provision.

It was a one-up from the previous inspection, which gained the school a “good” score.

The report stated: “The head teacher is unrelenting in his pursuit of excellence. He is well-supported by very capable teachers and teaching assistants.”

It added: “In this extremely caring and inclusive school, all pupils are valued and are able to access all that the school has to offer.”

Head teacher Paul Burrett said he was delighted for the school to have achieved such a good result.

Studham Lower School is a rural school surrounded by fields in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In keeping with its natural surroundings, classes are named ‘Maple’, ‘Oak’ and ‘Sycamore’.

Most of the pupils go on to study at Priory Academy.