A TENBURY school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors after a recent visit.

Tenbury Church of England Primary School has been recognised for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and the excellent support given to its pupils.

It comes as the school receives an overall rating of 'good' following the visit in June.

Inspectors also rated the school, which is part of the Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust ), as ‘outstanding’ in the personal development and leadership and management categories.

Pupils were found to be "very happy", noting that "every child is known by the staff".

The school’s curriculum was highlighted as having a "consistent approach" and as being regularly reviewed, while leaders have ensured that "key knowledge is clearly identified", and that teachers choose appropriate activities to build on what pupils already know.

The provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities was described as effective, while teachers use the information they are given about the needs of individual pupils to ensure the curriculum is adapted adequately.

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Pupils spoke very highly of the outstanding range of trips, visits and clubs on offer, the report said, noting that they are very proud of their choir, which has recently performed at various regional shows.

The focus on reading at the school was also praised and the way personal development is prioritised was highlighted as a real strength.

Heateacher Kerri Phelps said: “I’m so proud of our school and am delighted that Ofsted has once again acknowledged what a great place this is. To read comments about the happiness of our children is very pleasing and throughout the report the respect and maturity they show is highlighted repeatedly.

“All the staff here work incredibly hard to support every single child as the unique individual they are and it was clear that the Ofsted inspector could see this was the case."

Academy trust chief executive officer Canon Andrew Teale said he was delighted by the result.

"We have an incredible staff team who are always willing to go the extra mile for the good of children, families and the wider community," he said

“Our dedicated teachers and support staff, do not work simply to achieve recognition in school inspections, they work hard in school each day to create a place where children can flourish and meet their full potential. They have achieved just that at Tenbury CE Primary."