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Norbury C of E Primary School graded `good' in new Ofsted inspection

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

Top marks: Norbury C of E Primary School

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Norbury C of E Primary School in Lid Lane had previously been graded as “satisfactory” but after an intense effort across the whole school to improve its standards, it was awarded the higher rating following a recent inspection.

Head teacher Karen Forrest said: “We are absolutely delighted with the Ofsted report.

“We have all worked really hard to improve the school, and it’s great to see our hard work rewarded.

“We are lucky that we’ve had excellent support from everyone involved, the teachers, pupils, parents and governors – this grading really is a tribute to all their hard work.

“Since the last inspection, we have looked at restructuring our classes, making changes to both the environment where the pupils learn and also moving classes around.

“One of our latest features is the forest school – the children love it. They can go outside for lessons such as cooking, tracking, den-building, even literacy and numeracy can take place in our woods.

“It’s a great way of improving the pupils’ self-esteem and of course because it’s fun, they learn more too.

“We’re only a small school. We have 59 pupils aged from four to 11, so we really wanted to make sure we offer the highest possible standards of teaching here.

“It’s great news for everyone involved.”

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