Hard work pays off as Hambledon Primary School gets top Ofsted marks

Staff and children at Hambledon Primary School celebrate their recent outstanding OFSTED report.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143217-1)
Staff and children at Hambledon Primary School celebrate their recent outstanding OFSTED report.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143217-1)
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OUTSTANDING teaching and exceptionally good behaviour by pupils has led to praise by Ofsted inspectors.

Hambledon Primary School in Hambledon was graded outstanding in all areas in its latest inspection.

Inspectors said the school is extremely well led by a highly-effective headteacher and a strong leadership team.

The standards pupils reach in reading, writing and maths are above those of most schools nationally and have been for several years.

Headteacher Eileen Ball said: ‘We're really proud and happy.

'It was very much a whole team effort. That’s all the staff, governors, parents and pupils.’

The report said that attendance is above average because pupils want to come to school and do their best.

Their behaviour was described as outstanding.

And teachers were described as dedicated and aspirational with high expectations of what the children are capable of achieving.

Mrs Ball said she was thrilled with so many different aspects of the report.

‘For me it was about the children’s excitement about their learning and their positive attitudes towards their school. They enjoy school – that’s obvious.

‘Their behaviour is reflected in the way that they want to learn. They don’t disturb anybody in class. They want to get on.

‘The teaching is really good in school because I have got a great team.’

To continue to be an outstanding school, staff need to provide more opportunities to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of different faiths.

The school is growing every year, as it was an infant school and only gained primary school status in 2013.

Mrs Ball added: ‘We are growing year-by-year as a primary. There are lots of challenges ahead for us. We won’t rest on our laurels.’