A village school has received top marks in its Church of England inspection.
Padbury CE School has passed its statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools with an ‘outstanding’ result.
Main points of praise included its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school and the effectiveness of its leadership and management as a church school.
Inspectors found the Christian character of the school was evident in every aspect of the school’s life from documentation and displays, and through to classroom practice and behaviour, which, they said, makes a significant impact on the high academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all pupils.
“The staff and governors of the school are all delighted with the inspection result,” said headteacher Karen Duckworth.
“It clearly recognises how closely we work with our local church and the concrete benefits of this to our children’s learning experience.”
Padbury CE School was granted full primary school status by Bucks County Council a year ago, which means the school now accepts children up to the end of Key Stage Two.