Puriton Primary School has been judged Good in all areas by Ofsted, with inspectors praising the way the school supports children to “develop as curious, confident individuals”.
“This is an inclusive school. Pupils celebrate diversity and actively condemn discrimination, saying that you should ‘always treat others as you would want to be treated,’” their report said.
Two inspectors visited the 200-pupil village school for two days in May and rated it as Good for quality of education, leadership and management, early years provision, behaviour and attitudes and children’s personal development.
“Staff manage pupils’ behaviour fairly and consistently. They teach pupils what good behaviour looks like and support them to understand that poor choices in life have consequences,” Ofsted reported.
The inspectors also praised the children’s involvement in community life and the opportunities they have to learn new skills and develop their interests.
They said headteacher Katie Williams and her team had overhauled the curriculum so that it is progressive and ambitious and had supported teachers to develop expertise and confidence.
“Trustees and local governors are committed to ongoing improvement and collaboration. They accurately review the school’s performance, ensuring that leaders use resources wisely for the benefit of all pupils,” Ofsted reported.
Ms Williams said: “We are proud that the Ofsted inspectors recognised that we are an inclusive school where diversity is celebrated and pupils have a real sense of belonging within the community.
“We are already taking steps to tackle the issues identified by the inspectors on phonics learning and presentation of children’s work and we are committed to continuing to improve for the benefit of our learners.”