Staff and pupils at Thriplow CofE Primary School are celebrating after achieving a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.

Inspectors visited the school earlier this spring and highlighted many areas in which the school delivers high quality education and care to its pupils.

These include a strong reading curriculum, excellent safeguarding procedures, opportunities for wider learning and leaders with strong knowledge who work well together.

The report particularly highlighted the school’s emphasis on developing strong readers, noting that leaders understand the importance of reading in underpinning all learning and that all pupils are given the same opportunities to excel.

Headteacher Victoria Penty said: “Everyone at Thriplow CofE Primary works incredibly hard to ensure our children are given the very best opportunities and very high-quality education.

“We are pleased this Ofsted report recognises this and highlights the continued efforts of everyone within our school community including the teaching staff, our pupils and the wider team.

“There are always areas for improvement, and we continue to strive for excellence together.”

Staff at the school were praised in the report, with leaders being described as having ‘designed a knowledge-rich, well-sequenced curriculum’ and the team’s skills further highlighted with inspectors stating: ‘Teachers deliver the curriculum well. Staff have secure subject knowledge, and this ensures teaching engages pupils. The focus on explaining new vocabulary is a particular strength of the curriculum’s design and delivery’.

A newly implemented behaviour policy was seen in action and found to be having an impact, with pupils clearly benefitting from a ‘calm and purposeful’ atmosphere, with confidence to report any worries or concerns.