A MELTHAM school has received top marks from Government inspectors.
Meltham Moor Primary School in Birmingham Lane was found to be “outstanding” in all key areas when the Ofsted team visited last term.
Julie Price-Grimshaw, who led the inspection said: “This outstanding school is a thriving learning community where all adults and pupils work exceptionally well together.”
She went on to describe the “outstanding progress” made by the children and the “excellent” quality of teaching which ensures children are “constantly provided with exciting opportunities for learning.”
The “first rate” contribution of support staff was noted as a major factor in securing outstanding progress.
The report on the 228-pupil school said positive relationships were a strength of the school and children were “enthusiastic, happy and motivated learners.”
Their behaviour was also described as “exemplary”.
The team was also impressed by the rich and varied curriculum and the high quality extra curricular activities on offer.
Computer skills, music and sports provision were all recognised as strengths of the school and the way in which children took on extra responsibilities such as play leading.
The inspection team noted that the school was “exceptionally well-led” and staff showed high levels of commitment and dedication.
A strong culture of shared responsibility was commented on, with a great emphasis placed on professional development and mutual support.
The contribution of governors was recognised as being particularly valuable.
Headteacher Mike Whitfield said: “We are thrilled that all the hard work put in by everyone associated with the school over a number of years has been recognised.
“The children and parents can be particularly proud of their efforts and their school.
“This gives us great confidence to build on our achievements in the future.”