Somerset school rated outstanding by Ofsted

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 July 2012

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A SOMERSET school has been praised for excellent teaching and outstanding behaviour among its 620 pupils in its latest Ofsted report.

Hugh Sexey Middle School in Blackford received a near-perfect report on its performance from Ofsted after a visit from inspectors last month.

The school was rated outstanding and is among the seven per cent which have achieved that standard nationally since the official body changed the way it grades schools earlier this year.

Headteacher Jenny Venning said: “This is a great accolade for our school, especially this year, when the Ofsted criteria have been made so much more challenging.

“The report highlights that pupils make very rapid progress in a school that has inspirational teachers, excellent facilities and an environment that is safe, positive and caring.”

The only area in which Ofsted has asked for improvement is in parents being given more information about what their children are being taught and how well they are doing.

Chairman of governors, Gaynor Thomas, said: “We recognise how hard Mrs Venning, the senior leadership team and staff team work to ensure we give our children the best education possible.”

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