Praise for school

Inspectors have rated a west Norfolk primary school as good in almost all areas and have praised the work of the new headteacher.Ofsted visited Docking Primary School last month, and a report by inspectors said the school was good and well led.

Inspectors have rated a west Norfolk primary school as good in almost all areas and have praised the work of the new headteacher.

Ofsted visited Docking Primary School last month, and a report by inspectors said the school was good and well led.

A report by the inspectors said: “The relatively new headteacher, Rachael Williams, has built upon existing strengths and brought a fresh vision and energy to the school.

“The school has improved well since the last inspection and, in the main, has successfully tackled some substantial areas for improvements.”


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Inspectors said key areas where education improvements had been made included a rise in standards in year six and that pupils are well prepared both academically and personally for the next stage of their education.

The report added: “The curriculum is satisfactory overall, with strengths in fostering pupils' personal development and enrichment activities, but there are shortcomings in the curricular provision for the foundation stage.”

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The school has been given some areas it still needs to improve including learning more about life in a multicultural Britain.

The report said: “The gently encouraging manner of the staff helps pupils give their best and ensures that classrooms are a calm and purposeful place. This characterises the good quality of teaching and learning and the good care, support and guidance of pupils.”

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