A HEAD teacher has praised her 'amazing' team for their efforts in transforming their primary school into a 'very different place' since its last Ofsted inspection.

Inspectors visited Warmingham CofE Primary School, near Middlewich, in September and this month published their report, giving a 'Good' rating.

The education watchdog had previously rated the school as 'Requires Improvement' following an inspection in February 2020.

Principal Kate Appleby and her staff were excited to welcome the inspectors and show them the quick progress made at the school. 

She said: “The school is a very different place from our previous inspection because of my amazing team who have worked with me to move the school forward at a rapid pace.

“Without their dedication and our shared drive for excellence, this would not have been possible.

“We were excited about the prospect of inspectors coming into our school as we knew they would meet polite, courteous, engaged, and happy learners.

Northwich Guardian: Children having fun testing out their paper airplanesChildren having fun testing out their paper airplanes (Image: Warmingham Primary School)

“The Ofsted team saw just that.  

“The final report was just a snapshot of the feedback we received during the inspection. There were so many great things which weren’t mentioned in the report.  

“The feedback at the end the inspection was filled with positive comments about our children, including their love of learning, and how proud they are to be part of Warmingham Primary School.”

In her report published on Thursday, November 9, Ofsted lead inspector, Liz Davidson, said: “The school has carefully designed a curriculum enabling pupils to build their knowledge from early years to year six.

Northwich Guardian: Pupils taking part in a Sports Day sack racePupils taking part in a Sports Day sack race (Image: Warmingham Primary School)

“Teachers know how to deliver the curriculum well. They design suitable learning activities enabling pupils to deepen their thinking, check they have understood, and can remember previous learning before they move on to something new.

“Pupils can connect knowledge between different subjects and topics which helps them make sense of what they have learned.

“Over time, most pupils build a secure body of knowledge across a range of subjects.

“They are avid learners who achieve well and strive enthusiastically to reach their goals.”

The report also points out how ‘nurturing’ the school is, and how pupils see themselves as ‘part of one big caring family’.