AN infant and junior school in Reading are celebrating a recent ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.

Calcot Infant School and Nursery, and Calcot Junior School, both in Curtis Road, were assessed by the education watchdog this year.

The infant school was inspected in February and the Junior school was inspected a few months later in July.

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Florence Rostron, the head of both schools, she said is proud of the results of the inspections added it is a cause of celebration for parents.

She said: “The Ofsted reports highlight the welcoming and nurturing atmosphere where all staff have high ambition for every one of their pupils.

“Pupils feel safe in school and have opportunities to develop their understanding of how to stay safe online and in the real world.”

In the report, published both of the schools website and Ofsted website, inspectors said that ‘behaviour was recognised as a ‘real strength’ across both schools, with pupils who know how to treat one another well, understand what it is to be a good citizen and celebrate diversity, learning that everyone should be valued children are excited about their learning’.

Children told inspectors they enjoy coming to school - they ‘discover new things in every lesson’ and ‘love to solve the challenges their teachers give them’.  

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Pupils also described the range of opportunities they are offered as ‘one of the best aspects of the school’, with inspectors noting ‘there is a wealth of opportunities to enrich pupils’ lives’.

The sports provision in the school was celebrated alongside the staff work to ‘inspire’ the children to lay the foundations so they remain physically active as adults and become our future sportsmen and sportswomen.

School trips to theatres and museums were described as ‘exciting’ and ‘enriching’ the curriculum opportunities the children experience.

The children also spoke ‘enthusiastically about their love of music’. They are passionate about their drumming and steelpan lessons and enjoy taking part in performance opportunities, including the huge school carnival celebration.

Mrs Rostron said: “The school choir’s exceptional journey is a testament to the extraordinary talent and dedication of staff and children.

“With victories in local competitions and unforgettable performances at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The Hexagon and the Anvil Theatre, this choir is a source of immense pride and inspiration for the entire school community.”

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 She added: “Staff told inspectors they are proud to work at Calcot, they value the support given to them by the school’s leadership team.

“The governing body was recognised as being highly committed to the school and well informed, monitoring the school effectively.”