A WHOLE village school has turned out to celebrate being top notch.
All 113 pupils gathered in Emley First School grounds along with their teachers for a commemorative photograph to mark their top marks from Ofsted.
It is the second time the school has received an Outstanding (1) rating, the previous one being the last inspection in December 2007.
Headteacher Anne Kaye said: “I am absolutely delighted by this judgement.
“I came to Emley three years ago and over that time the new team has worked incredibly hard.
“Progress has become outstanding without compromising on care and a rich curriculum which is full of hands-on experiences.
“I feel so proud of all the children, teachers and support staff.”
Ofsted’s report stated that pupils make rapid progress and are above average when they leave.
Inspectors said: “This represents outstanding achievement from their starting points, which are generally below those expected for their age.
“Pupils develop and apply a wide range of skills to great effect. They are exceptionally well prepared for their next stage of education.”
They also stated that most of the teaching is outstanding, pupils behave extremely well, the curriculum provides “memorable experiences and rich opportunities” and “the headteacher is an exceptional leader who leads by example and has high expectations of staff and pupils.”
School leaders and governors also came in for praise from Ofsted and Miss Kaye, who added: “We owe thanks to our school governors who give of their time willingly.
“Strong partnerships with parents are crucial for children’s learning and happiness and I am grateful to them for the support they give their children and the school.
“At Emley First School we ‘flourish together’.”