Wyberton kids made the grade

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WYBERTON Primary School is celebrating after coming top of the class in its recent Ofsted report.

The village school was deemed to be good with outstanding features when government inspectors visited at the end of last term, with the amount children interact with the local community particularly praised.

Inspectors also said they were very pleased with the support offered to vulnerable pupils and their families.

The report said: “Wyberton is a good school that has made rapid improvements since its previous inspection, chiefly because of the school’s excellent leadership and management...A particular strength of the school’s excellent care, guidance and support is the outstanding range of support mechanisms offered to pupils and families whose circumstances make them vulnerable.”

When the school was last inspected in 2007 it was graded as satisfactory, but since then the school has come on leaps and bounds in terms of the quality of learning, the inspectors found. And standards continue to rise.

One of the factors which has improved dramatically in recent years is attendance, which was described as poor several years ago and is now classed as very good.

Staff at the Saundergate Lane school have welcomed the good news.

Headteacher Helen Richardson said she was very pleased with the report, which praised the work she has done at the school.

She added: “Wyberton is an impressively harmonious, cohesive and happy community where adults and pupils get along well together. The school has a warmth and friendliness that permeates all its work.”