THE HEAD teacher of a thriving primary school revealed her ambitions to secure the highest watchdog score.

Ofsted inspectors praised The Hill Primary School and awarded it another 'good' rating following a visit last month.

Dawn Cox, head teacher, said: "I would like to thank all the staff and the governors for their unstinting support.

"We have made very strong progress. We have developed strong leadership and teaching has gone from strength to strength.

"I'm very proud to be a part of this school."

Mr Cox, who has been head teacher at the Peppard Road school for the last nine years, said she wants to achieve outstanding status.

Staff will continue to work closely with disadvantaged pupils to help them improve in core subjects like English and Maths.

Mrs Cox said: "We are looking at the progress of our pupil premium learning, it's a very small percentage of the school.

"We have 40 in total. They have all done very well, last year our year six outperformed all pupils nationally."

Inspectors praised leadership from senior staff and said teaching improvements have aided pupils' progress.

A report reads: "You have addressed the key issues raised at the time of the previous inspection in full.

"Improvements in teaching have accelerated pupils’ progress across the curriculum. For example, teachers have higher expectations of pupils’ learning than at the time of the previous inspection and have a better understanding of how to deepen pupils’ knowledge.

"They use questioning consistently well during lessons to explore and extend pupils’ understanding. The quality of pupils’ work has improved as a result, particularly for the most able pupils."