Top rating for Sutton school 30.12.2010
A Sutton school has just received an exemplary report from Ofsted inspectors.
Cheam Park Farm Nursery and Infants' School has been rated as outstanding after an inspection in December.
The official regulatory body found that the school "excels in the education and care of pupils", has overwhelmingly positive support from parents, has pupils who are happy, enthusiastic and whose "behaviour is exemplary" so that "achievement and enjoyment are outstanding".
Out of 27 judgements the school is listed as 'outstanding' in 23 and 'good' in the remaining four.
Pupils were found to feel exceptionally safe because the school provides them with outstanding levels of care guidance and support.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is described as an excellent starting point - skills of independent learning are fostered here and children make very good progress in their basic skills.
Teachers' enthusiasm and very good subject knowledge were highlighted and it was noted that they encourage pupils to do their best. Teachers have very high expectations of all pupils and the children have very good attitudes to learning and are keen to try competitive and challenging activities.
Cllr Kirsty Jerome, Executive Member for Education and Schools at Sutton Council, said: "Congratulations to all the teachers, governors, staff, parents and pupils at Cheam Park Farm Nursery and Infants' School for all their work to achieve this splendid result. This is another example of the impressive education available to children across the borough."
Mrs Alison Day, Head teacher at Cheam Park Farm Nursery and Infants' School, said: "This is an outstanding report and reflects the commitment, hard work, dedication and support of everyone in our school community, including pupils, parents, staff and governors. We will continually strive to build on our excellent practice."
Mr Peter Cook, Chair of Governors added: "The governors are delighted with this outstanding report. We know that this is an excellent school. It is led by a Head Teacher who has a clear vision of the school's future and is supported in this by a team of dedicated and hardworking staff."