Buckingham Primary School is celebrating this week, after Ofsted inspectors rated the school Outstanding in all areas.
Following a two-day inspection earlier this month, highlights of the glowing Ofsted report include: “Pupils continually make rapid progress due to the outstanding teaching. Their progress in all subjects has been consistently well above the national average for the last three years.
“Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, in their classrooms and around the school.
“Marking is exemplary.
“Learning over time, for pupils of different abilities, is consistently outstanding because teachers plan lessons thoroughly and make sure that the work provides the correct level of challenge.
“The leadership of the school is strong.”
Headteacher Becky Ellers, who took over in September, said credit for the excellent result must be shared with the school’s former headteacher, Jan Jones.
Mrs Ellers said: “Jan Jones has worked for many years to prepare the school well and I have worked hard over the last term to ensure the school is continuing to move forward and that we were fully prepared for the Ofsted inspectors. By working together, Jan and I were able to ensure smooth transitions between headships, enabling the school to continue to move forward in a positive direction.
“Our teachers and support staff work hard on a daily basis to ensure the best possible outcomes, both academically and pastorally, for the children at BPS and I am thrilled that they have the recognition they so justly deserve.
“We are extremely proud of the outstanding result.
“We work as a team where every member is valued and this is reflected in the report.
“Our children are our greatest asset and they too are proud of their achievements and we are always grateful for the ongoing support we receive from our families and the wider community.”
“As we move into the future we are looking at innovative and cutting edge ways to deliver the curriculum to ensure the children develop an even greater passion for learning.”