Children, staff and parents at Chatburn CE Primary School are celebrating for the second time in weeks after earning another “outstanding” rating.
The school followed up a glowing Ofsted report with another one from the Church of England schools inspectorate.
After November’s Ofsted report, headteacher Mr Robert Maude received a personal letter of congratulation from the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove.
He wrote: “Congratulations on securing an outstanding rating. Ofsted is now, rightly, more demanding. So having your outstanding status confirmed is more of an accolade than ever.”
As a church school, Chatburn has also had its religious education and collective worship, or assembly, inspected under the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools.
Inspector Mike Graham commented: “The outstanding care for each child combined with excellent standards of teaching ensure that achievement is of the highest standard. It is clear that there is a strong impact made on children and the whole school community by explicit Christian values.”
Mr Maude said: “We were delighted to be rated outstanding by Ofsted only a few weeks ago, but for it to happen again with a completely different inspector covering areas not looked at in the Ofsted report is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved with our school.”
The CE school inspector’s report notes the strong links with the church community and the pre-school group which shares the site.
The school has achieved many awards and is working hard to become a Fair Trade school.
Mr Graham reported: “The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Chatburn Primary School as a Church of England school are outstanding. The outstanding care for each child combined with excellent standards of teaching ensure that achievement is of the highest standard.
“The spiritual maturity of the children is a significant feature. Headteacher and governors are focused on continuous improvement.
“Relationships throughout school are based upon the Christian values of respect and care. The quality of these relationships has a positive impact on the children’s personal development.
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