Staff and students at a Wallsend school are celebrating an ‘outstanding’ rating just two years after being rated ‘satisfactory’.
Praise was heaped on Denbigh Community Primary School, in Howdon, for its pupils’ achievement, quality of teaching, pupils’ behaviour and safety, and leadership and management.
Ofsted highlighted how much the pupils enjoy school, their good behaviour and positive attitude to learning.
Inspectors found the school has improved at a ‘very rapid rate’ since its previous inspection, commenting on the school’s ‘very high quality education’ and its ‘outstanding teaching’.
Headteacher Dr Louise Guthrie said: “Everyone at Denbigh is delighted with the official recognition.
“We all work so hard to ensure our children get a first class education and that is a place where all children can excel. We put a high emphasis on academic achievement as well as behaviour, well-being and of course fun.”
Students impressed inspectors with their excellent behaviour and enthusiasm for school, described as ‘enthusiastic learners and make an exceptional contribution to their own learning’.
Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “I’m very proud of everyone at Denbigh Community Primary, the staff, governors, parents and of course the lovely children who so impressed the inspectors with their impeccable behaviour.
“It’s absolutely fantastic that the school has achieved the highest possible Ofsted rating which is a testament to the dedication, hard work and commitment of the whole school community.
“The children are enjoying a superb education at an outstanding school and I congratulate them on their achievement.”