Staff and children at Peach Tree Pre-School in Hornton are celebrating after they were given an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspection for the second year running.
It marks the perfect end to a great year for the pre-school in Church Lane and they celebrated with a mini sports day last Thursday.
They will now merge with the village primary school when they return for the new school year in September, with the primary school also forming part of the new Warriner Multi Academy Trust.
Jenny Perry, joint chair of the pre-school, said: “We were absolutely ecstatic but really pleased as that is what everybody feels that the pre-school is. The new regulations for Ofsted make it challenging but we have had a continuity of staff and leaders who are exceptional.”
In the report, Ofsted inspectors said: “Teaching is exceptional. The well-qualified staff fully understand how children learn and expertly build on their enthusiasm for learning.
“They accurately assess their development and provide a diverse range of exciting experiences that meet children’s individual learning needs. Consequently, children make the best possible progress from their starting points.”
Karen Locke, reception teacher at Peach Tree, added: “It is a lovely way to finish the term. I am really proud that the amount of effort we put in has been recognised. It is not myself but the whole team approach and we all work really hard.”
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