Ofsted praise for Albury primary school
Students and staff at Albury Church of England primary are celebrating this week after Ofsted praise.
An inspector from the education watchdog again rated the school as “good” noting that pupils of all ages “behave exceptionally well and develop positive attitudes towards their learning” and that “pupils are highly supportive of each other…everyone joins in and gets on well”.
The inspector also observed that “improvements made to the Early Years environment have ensured it is well organised, bright and stimulating” and that “pupils have historically achieved well in reading, writing and maths” enjoying “a range of subjects in particular art and science” with “opportunities to work with specialist teachers.”
The village school, which stands next to the 13th century parish church of St Mary the Virgin, has a long history. In 1784, a national school was built by public subscription. It was enlarged in 1865 and now consists of a Victorian building and school hall and kitchen which opened in July 2008.
It offers pre-school from the age of two, an early years foundation stage class, year 1 and 2 class, year 3 and 4 class and a Year 5 and 6 class.
A spokeswoman said; “We were very proud to be officially recognised as continuing to be rated as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted during their recent inspection.
“With its small class sizes and fantastic resources, including a brand new outdoor adventure play area, the school offers children a unique learning experience in a beautiful, rural location.”