City infants given good grade by Ofsted

College in running for top national awards

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AN INFANT school has just been awarded the second highest Ofsted grade.

Stamshaw Infants in Portsmouth received a ‘good’ rating following an inspection in early June which noted good pupil progress, teaching and leadership.

Inspector Stephen Lake said: ‘The school places an extremely high value on ensuring that pupils are treated as individuals capable of high achievement.

‘Pupils’ contribution to the school and local community is outstanding and, together with their good behaviour, ensures that the school is a welcoming and friendly place in which to learn.

‘Good teaching ensures that achievement is good and improving.

‘The driving force behind this school’s success and continued improvement is the strong senior leadership team led well by the effective and highly-regarded headteacher. Its work was described by another member of staff as “inspirational”.’

Stamshaw Infants received a ‘good’ Ofsted at its last inspection in 2008.