STAFF and pupils at both Burlington Infant School and Burlington Pre-school are celebrating after successful Ofsted inspections.
The infant school swept the board with ‘good’ ratings and was even graded ‘outstanding’ in several areas including pupil’s behaviour, safety and the effectiveness of the support given to the youngsters.
Inspector Derek Watts, who visited the school in mid-December, said in his report that: “Burlington Infant is a good school.
“It has maintained and built upon the strengths identified in the last inspection.
“There are now outstanding features to its work.
“Exceptional care, guidance and support and the school’s very positive atmosphere make a valuable contribution to pupils’ personal development.”
Headteacher Louise Booth said that she was delighted with the report and praised the efforts of her staff and pupils.
She said: “First of all I would like to say that it is a privilege to be headteacher here.
“It is a fantastic school with fantastic support from parents and governors and I would like to thank the dedication and hard work of everybody involved with the school.
“I am so proud that our pupil’s behaviour was top standard and we are very pleased that we were rated so highly in safety and guidance because we pride ourselves on being a caring school.”
Burlington Pre-school also received a glowing report and was graded ‘good’ in every area.
Ofsted inspector Tara Street, who visited the pre-school in early January, commented on the ‘warm and welcoming’ environment, praised the enthusiasm of staff and said: “Children settle very well and receive a good level of care because the qualified staff work closely with individual children and their families.
“All children make good progress in their learning and development.”
She added: “Outcomes for children are good, and children’s safety and well-being are given priority.”