Infant school is praised for pupils’ progress and outlook

Lee-on-the-Solent Infant School headteacher Allyson George with pupils
Lee-on-the-Solent Infant School headteacher Allyson George with pupils
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Positive thinking and good performance have helped a school keep its ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.

Inspectors from the education watchdog gave Lee-on-the-Solent Infant School the thumbs-up after visiting last month.

The school was also rated ‘good’ at its last inspection in 2010.

Headteacher Allyson George said she was ‘absolutely delighted’ with the result.

She said: ‘This recognises all the good work that the staff do and all the wonderful experiences the children have.

‘The team at the school has been working hard to make sure that we achieved the best result we could.’

The Ofsted report said parents, pupils and staff were ‘very positive’ about all aspects of the school.

It added that pupils from all age groups were making good progress and were well prepared for the next stage of their education.

Ms George said a lot had happened at the school since she took over as headteacher in 2011.

A new library was opened at the school last year, which Ms George said was part of an extensive remodelling programme.

‘The library was put in in time for us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school, which we did last summer,’ she said.

Ms George said a space for outdoor learning was now being developed in the school’s grounds.

‘We will be having an outdoor classroom put in as well so that children can get out and work when the weather is nice.’

Ms George said the school aimed to help its pupils grow through exciting learning.

She said staff believed passionately that their purpose was to nurture the citizens of the future.

‘We always try to give our children lots of different learning opportunities,’ she said.