Heacham infant school praised in Ofsted report

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A West Norfolk village school has been praised for its high standards in a new Ofsted report.

Findings from the assessment of Heacham Infant School were published by the inspection body yesterday.

The report, which followed an inspection visit in March, concluded the school remains good, the same rating as following its last full inspection five years ago.

Inspector Heather Yaxley said: “A lot of good work has taken place since the previous inspection. As a result, the standards of pupils’ work have continued to improve.

“Standards remain above the national average for reading, writing and mathematics at the end of year two and the number of children reaching a good level of development by the end of the reception year is now above the national average.”

The report also praised the “drive, enthusiasm and energy” of headteacher Louise Jackson, as well as the measures taken to involve youngsters in the running of the school.

The inspector also said some inconsistent practices in the school’s early years provision are being addressed, with permanent arrangements now in place for the new academic year which starts in September.