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Four schools retain good rating after Ofsted inspections

PUBLISHED: 12:08 06 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:29 06 March 2020

Garvestone Primary School, Beeston Primary School, Kings Park Infant School and Grove House Infant and Nursery, all based in and around Dereham, received good ratings after visits from Ofsted inspectors in January. Picture: ANDREW A BARRETT

Garvestone Primary School, Beeston Primary School, Kings Park Infant School and Grove House Infant and Nursery, all based in and around Dereham, received good ratings after visits from Ofsted inspectors in January. Picture: ANDREW A BARRETT

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Four schools overseen by the same education trust have retained good ratings following visits from Ofsted inspectors.

Garvestone Primary School, Beeston Primary School, Kings Park Infant School and Grove House Infant and Nursery, all based in and around Dereham, received the ratings after visits from Ofsted inspectors in January.

Glyn Hambling, chief executive of Unity Education Trust, said: "The staff and pupils within each school have created an enriching learning environment and I am so pleased to see the hard work of the staff, pupils, parents and the trust rewarded in these Ofsted reports.

"I would like to thank everyone at the schools, from our pupils and their parents to our dedicated teams of staff. This success is a reflection of the efforts of our wonderful schools and greater Unity Education Trust community.

"These Ofsted reports clearly recognise the individuality of each school and their commitment to provide pupils with the best possible education in an environment that helps them to thrive."

Garvestone Primary School was visited on January 15 and in a report published on February 6, it was praised for its "distinctive" sense of community, however the report did advise improvements needed to be made to pupil attendance.

Learning was described as being "fun" at Beeston Primary School when inspectors visited on January 21.

The report, published on February 14, added: "Since the school became part of the Unity Education Trust, the school has undergone significant improvement."

Meanwhile, King's Park Infant School, which was also visited on January 21, was praised for its "interesting topics".

The report, published on February 11, went on to say "pupils enjoy school because they 'learn so much'" but it added that more measures were needed to help with the teaching of phonics.

And finally, Grove House Infant and Nursery School, which welcomed inspectors on January 29, described pupils as being "proud of their school" and "enthusiastic about attending" in a report published on March 5.

The staff was also advised to make sure pupils were able to build on what they had been taught.

Mr Hambling added: "I am proud that we are working in unity to meet the challenges in education head on and spearheading new developments for the benefit of all the children in our care."

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