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Monday, 26 January 2015

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West Cumbrian school rated outstanding by Ofsted

A Whitehaven school is now considered outstanding following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Kells Infant School has gone from being good to providing the best education possible.

Gillian Salter-Smith, Ofsted inspector, said: “Kells is a warm, welcoming and highly caring school [which] goes the extra mile. By the end of year two, standards in national assessments in reading, writing and mathematics have been significantly above average”.

Pupils make outstanding progress in applying their maths skills because “teaching links activities to real-life situations”.

Ms Salter-Smith said: “Outstanding teaching leads to pupils make rapid progress over time.”

Ms Salter-Smith added: “The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are exceptionally eager to learn.” where they have the chance to achieve their best”.

Barry Prest, chair of governors, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the report.”

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