Pupils are so proud of their school they are convinced it’s the best in the village.
That’s what Ofsted inspectors found recently when they visited Longroyde Junior School and youngsters confidently told them it “is the best school in Rastrick.”
Despite this ringing endorsement, the team still carried out their inspection and rated the 253-pupil school at Good.
The inspectors were very impressed by the pupils. They grading their behaviour as Outstanding, noting that they were extremely keen to learn and worked hard.
The report said: “Pupils flourish here and become increasingly mature and responsible individuals who understand and respect different religions, lifestyles and cultures.
“The well-respected and inspirational headteacher (Robert Fox) is ably supported by senior leaders and governors, all dedicated to making the school the best it can be. Attainment has risen over time and the proportion of outstanding teaching is rising.
“Staff provide outstanding care for pupils, especially those whose circumstances make them vulnerable. Parents expressed very positive views about all aspects of the school.
“The school provides a wide variety of activities that are enriched by strong links with the local community.
“Pupils of all backgrounds learn and play together happily and harmoniously. They acquire the values of respect, tolerance and fairness.”
They added that the quality of teaching, although improving rapidly, does not yet result in outstanding achievement.
Two-thirds of the pupils are white British, other pupils are from Pakistani, Indian and Black Caribbean backgrounds, and the proportion of disadvantaged pupils is higher than average.