School scores outstanding Ofsted

Children at Farthinghoe Primary School celebrate after being rated outstanding by Ofsted
Children at Farthinghoe Primary School celebrate after being rated outstanding by Ofsted
  • Farthinghoe Primary School has been given an ‘outstanding’ rating from the government
  • Ofsted said pupils want to impress their teachers and the headteacher makes sure teaching is consistently high
  • The school was rated ‘good’ five years ago but scored top grading across all categories

A ‘happy, calm and nurturing’ school has been awarded an outstanding Ofsted grading – the highest possible rating.

Farthinghoe Primary School was visited by government inspectors who found pupils have a ‘very positive’ attitude to learning, want to please their teachers and in turn are ‘extremely well looked after’.

Everyone connected to the school is rightfully proud and delighted”

Fiona Toman

Executive headteacher Fiona Toman leads the school ‘extremely well’ and makes efforts to ensure teaching is ‘consistently outstanding’.

She said: “Everyone connected to the school is rightfully proud and delighted that Ofsted have recognised what a fantastic school this is.

“The children, staff and governors of the school have all worked hard and their enthusiasm makes Farthinghoe such a special place to learn and work.”

The Main Road school in Farthinghoe, which has 44 pupils aged four to 11, was rated ‘good’ in 2010 but last month’s inspection graded the school as outstanding across all five categories.