‘Good’ education for all in Fakenham following third successful school inspection

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Fakenham can celebrate a high standard of education for all after the town’s third school was rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted.

In a report published yesterday, Fakenham Junior School was judged as ‘good’ in all areas – up from ‘requires improvement’ two years ago.

It comes just days after Fakenham Academy saw its Ofsted rating jump from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’, and Fakenham Infant and Nursery’s from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’.

All three schools were inspected last month.

In the report on Fakenham Junior, inspectors said that through “effective leadership”, the quality of teaching and achievement of pupils had improved.

Headteacher Lesley Cook said the school was “thrilled” to be recognised as good. “This is a reflection of the strong partnership between school and home, and the determination and clear focus of the staff and governors on improvement,” she said. “The school will work on the areas identified to improve further as we move towards ‘outstanding’.”

Inspectors were impressed with pupils’ behaviour and their willingness to take on responsibility and support others with their learning.

They also praised the school’s use of technology, particularly how pupils can continue work they started in class at home.