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Village school near Shrewsbury celebrates its continuing 'Outstanding' success

A Shropshire village school that has not been inspected for more than a decade is celebrating after being given an Outsanding rating by Ofsted.

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Celebrations at Longnor CE Primary School

Longnor CE Primary School, near Shrewsbury, was last inspected in 2011. Back then it was also given an Outstanding rating, which meant it didn't need to be inspected by the education watchdog for a number of years.

After a number of changes changes at the Frodesley Road site, including a new headteacher who was appointed in September 2021, Ofsted has again given the school given top marks in all areas after it returned to the school for the first time in 12 years last year.

His Majesty’s Inspector Eve Morris and Ofsted inspector Paul Whitcombe said that the children "thrive" at Longnor following their visit on November 21 and 22.

In publishing their findings this week, the inspectors said: "Pupils thrive at Longnor CofE Primary School. Every pupil takes an active part in school life, be it through taking part in sports events, running lunchtime clubs or taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities."