Primary school top of the class

Children at Farthinghoe Primary School celebrate after being rated outstanding by Ofsted
Children at Farthinghoe Primary School celebrate after being rated outstanding by Ofsted

A village primary school is celebrating after reaching the highest possible Ofsted rating.

Inspectors visited Farthinghoe Primary School for a two-day visit on February 24-25 and judged it to be Outstanding, much to the delight of its 44 pupils and staff.

Fiona Toman, executive headteacher, said: “The outstanding judgement really validates everything we’ve been doing at Farthinghoe since our last inspection five years ago, when we were rated good with outstanding features.

“The children, staff and governors of the school have all worked hard and their enthusiasm makes Farthinghoe such a special place to learn and work.”

Not only was the overall effectiveness of the school judged to be outstanding, it also achieved the accolade in each of the five individual inspection categories, behaviour and safety of pupils, achievement of pupils, early years provision, quality of teaching and leadership and management.