A SCHOOL where pupils 'excel in every aspect' is celebrating a glowing Ofsted report.

Barnton Community Nursery and Primary School has been graded Outstanding in all areas, following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Alison Lawson, the executive head teacher, is understandably over the moon with the result.

She said: “We are absolutely delighted with the report, which captures everyday life here at Barnton. 

"We are fortunate to have the support of our wonderful families and staff, and together we provide the very best opportunities and educational experiences for all of our children.”

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The inspection was carried out over October 11 and 12 by His Majesty’s inspector Ruth Moran, joined by David Woodhouse and Rebecca Gough from Ofsted.

The school was graded as Outstanding across all categories, having previously been rated as Good following an inspection in June 2012.

Barnton was converted into an academy in 2017 and is now part of the Weaver Trust.

To ensure the school was still Good, a section eight inspection was carried out in January 2020, following which it was suggested the school could be graded Outstanding if a section five inspection were to be carried out.

The latest report reads: “Pupils, and children in the early years, excel in every aspect of their education.

“Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are exceedingly well prepared for the next steps in their education.

“Without doubt, children in the early years and pupils across the rest of the school shine. Pupils achieve exceptionally well in all subjects.”

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Head of school, Sam Rutter, added: “We are thrilled with the report, particularly with it capturing the hard work and dedication of our children.”

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) provision is particularly highly praised.

Barnton hosts three local authority-commissioned specially-resourced provisions, one for early years, another for key stage one pupils and the third for key stage two, totalling 32 pupils.

The report continues: “The school identifies the additional needs of pupils quickly and accurately.

“Staff successfully adapt all aspects of the delivery of the curriculum to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, including those who attend the specially resourced provisions.

“Pupils with SEND, where appropriate, are encouraged to be independent and to take responsibility for their own learning alongside their classmates.

“Staff take extreme care to ensure that all pupils with SEND can access the plentiful enrichment opportunities that the school offers to enhance their learning.”