Village school is outstanding

Roberttown CofE junior & infants school got an outstanding ofsted.
Roberttown CofE junior & infants school got an outstanding ofsted.

It’s official – Roberttown is outstanding!

Roberttown CofE (VC) Junior and Infant School has been given top marks after an inspection by government inspectors Ofsted.

Headteacher Sam Laycock-Smith said: “We are delighted at being given top marks in all areas of our teaching.

“The staff here are excellent and we really value working with parents to make it the best learning environment we can.”

Ofsted carried out a two day inspection at the school, marking it on four areas: quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, behaviour of pupils and leadership and management – each area received a grade one (outstanding) in the published report.

The report also commented on how pupils achieve very high standards in reading, writing and maths, and that bullying is rare.

Miss Laycock-Smith has been at the school since 1998, but even after so many inspections, she still gets a thrill whenever her staff and pupils are recognised for their hard work.

She said: “I’ve been here more-or-less since Noah built the ark! This is the fourth inspection since I’ve been at the school, but we still strive to improve where we can.

“We were outstanding last time too – it sets the bar quite high, but I am always very happy when we achieve a good report.”