Nursery gets top marks

Head teacher Angela Stanton and children Chloe-May and Autumn with the oustanding ofsted award.
Head teacher Angela Stanton and children Chloe-May and Autumn with the oustanding ofsted award.

A Derbyshire nursery school has once again been hailed ‘outstanding’ in every area by government watchdog Ofsted.

The inspector – who visited the school on March 29 and 30 – found staff have high expectations and nurture the 90 part-time pupils who achieve exceptionally well in all areas.

Head teacher Angela Stanton was praised for being an inspirational leader with a highly-effective staff team and supportive governing body.

The report stated: “Leaders, manager and governors are determined to stay at the cutting edge of early years practice. This has enabled them to maintain outstanding teaching and achievement for a fifth inspection.”

Teachers were praised in the report for thoughtfully planned activities where all children learn to the best of their ability.

Head teacher Angela Stanton said: “We’re delighted that the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with the school has been recognised once again by Ofsted.

“We work extremely hard to ensure that all our children have a positive learning experience and we pride ourselves on nurturing a caring, safe environment where pupils are ready to learn.

“We hope the community will share our sense of pride at what we have achieved.”

Chair of governors Gill O’Hagan added: “Everyone should be extremely proud of our achievement which has been attained by working together to give our children the best possible start to their education journey.”