A village primary school is one of the first in the area to be upgraded by Ofsted after being inspected with its tough new criteria.
Headteacher of St Bartholomew’s C of E School in Wigginton Julie Kemp and her staff were absolutely thrilled at being graded outstanding following an inspection on November 20 and 21.
Under the new criteria schools can no longer be graded satisfactory and the categories, such as personal development and wellbeing and quality of provision have been replaced with achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
St Bartholomew’s scored top marks in all categories and it was noted that the teaching there was ‘never less than good’.
Mrs Kemp said: “We prepare students for future jobs that haven’t been invented yet by teaching them how to learn.
“We are really proud our achievements have been noticed, especially to go up a grade under the tougher rules.”