FOUR years after being judged ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, Niton Primary School is now rated 'good' and is even above the national average in writing and mathematics.
Governors and parents joined with the pupils and staff of Niton Primary School today (Friday) to celebrate their achievement.
The Ofsted report rated the school as ‘good’ in all five categories from leadership and management to outcomes for pupils.
Executive headteacher Duncan Mills, who was appointed in September 2014, said: “I am extremely proud of the incredible hard work and achievements of the staff, the children and also for the continued positivity and support of our parents and carers.
“The community here refused to give up on this school and we have faced our challenges together.
“A united front of governors, parents, teachers and support staff all determined to deliver the highest standards possible.”
The report highlighted a “relentless drive for improvement” and chair of governors, Rev Ian Lovell paid tribute to all those involved: “This excellent result was richly deserved and reflects the consistently high standard of commitment and dedicated hard work given so unselfishly by staff under Duncan’s leadership.
“Governors, parents and all those involved in the life of Niton Primary School are determined that we are going to become an outstanding school over time and we feel that this inspection is a really good signal of the progress that the school has made.”