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Pupils celebrate outstanding Ofsted report
Children were celebrating after their school was upgraded by Ofsted inspectors, who praised the “enthusiastic” pupils and “outstanding” teaching.
Fair Field Primary School, in Watford Road, Radlett, has been ranked outstanding, up from two satisfactory scores in 2007 and 2009.
In the latest report, carried out last week, lead inspector Andrew Saunders said teachers have high expectations of pupils and set them challenging work.
He added: “Teaching is never less than good, and is frequently outstanding. There is a strong determination to pursue excellence in everything the school does.
“Achievement is also outstanding because all groups of pupils make rapid progress and reach levels of attainment which are well above average in all subjects.
“Pupils are highly enthusiastic about learning and show great determination to improve what they do.”
Many of the pupils, who are aged seven to 11, were found to be achieving grades far beyond their years in maths.
Impressive skills in reading, writing and information and communication technology were also found to be “particularly impressive” by the inspectors.
Headteacher of the school, Matt Johnson, said the staff and pupils were thrilled with the result.
He added: “It is a tribute to the wonderful learning that goes on here. It is a credit to our talented team and to the hard work of our pupils.
“Fair Field’s outstanding rating represents a triumph for the school’s team. The school is now outstanding in all respect.
“We look forward to the coming challenges and to continue making further improvements.”