Tring infants’ school is top of the class with ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating

Goldfield School's money week event in 2012.
Goldfield School's money week event in 2012.
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A Tring school retained its ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade in all areas after an inspection last month.

Goldfield Infants’ and Nursery School in Christchurch Road, last inspected in 2008, was praised for its inspiring and creative teaching.

The report recognised the exemplary behaviour of the school’s 216 pupils and excellent leadership from the head and governors.

Head Debbie Stevens said: “We worked really hard on various different new initiatives and we hoped that the developments we’d done since the last report would help us to retain the grading.

“As a head teacher you know it’s very demanding and difficult to receive outstanding in every area.

“We knew our attainment and progress were good so we were hopeful but we couldn’t have asked for better with this report.”

Inspectors observed 19 lessons during the two day inspection in the last week of September and the report published on Wednesday, October 16 said: “Learning is brought to life for pupils through the very creative way in which subjects are taught.”

Mrs Stevens said they were also commended for their interactive and daily-updated website which goes above and beyond what is required of schools.

Nursery nurse and web manager Caroline Rolph displays children’s work on the site as well as details of their partnership with a school in India and their green initiatives.