Delight as primary school near Bridgnorth rated 'good' by inspectors
A rural primary school near Bridgnorth has been rated as good by inspectors.
Staff and pupils at Morville CofE Primary School are celebrating after a recent visit by Ofsted.
Inspectors praised the school for the progress of its pupils and described conduct as "impeccable".
A report, by inspector Matt Meckin, stated: "Pupils' outstanding behaviour is supported by wonderful nurturing relationships between staff, pupils and parents.
"Pupils who have special educational needs and or disabilities are well supported in class and make good progress.
"Children in the early years are taught well and make good progress. Staff plan interesting and challenging activities for the children.
"Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the well-rounded education and the individualised care that their children receive at Morville."
The report says that in order to become outstanding, the school needs to provide pupils with work that is "sufficiently challenging" in mathematics and have consistently high expectations for the quality of presentation in pupils’ written work.
It also needs to ensure there is a measurable impact of the additional support for pupils who have special educational needs or disabilities and that the curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to develop their understanding of other faiths and cultures.
The report comes just week after the school was rated good in its latest inspection by The Church of England Education Office.
Morville C.E Primary School, in Morville, Bridgnorth, was rated good in all areas at its latest inspection last month.
The school currently has 44 students and became an academy in 2014. It is sponsored by the Hereford Diocesan Multi Academy Trust, known as the Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BAET).
Chairman of governors Liz Townsley, said: "Its been a tremendous community effort to bring our much-loved, bijou school to where it is today.
"With new wrap around care from 7.45am to 5pm, we hope to attract families who want a fantastic start for their children and invite them to see for themselves what is on offer."
Recent successes at the school include qualifying for silver in Shropshire school games in golf and curling, silver and gold medals for music in Wenlock Olympians Live Arts festival.