Cotgrave Candleby Lane School has been judged to be an Outstanding school by Ofsted in an inspection which took place in December.
In a glowing report which found the school Outstanding in all areas judged, inspectors said ‘All pupils at Cotgrave Candleby Lane School flourish. The school’s relentless focus on providing the highest-possible quality of education enables all pupils to excel.’
The school’s curriculum is described as ‘…extremely well designed and implemented fully by staff’ and is ‘…underpinned by a clear vision of a ‘love of learning’, where ‘…pupils across the school develop a rich and deep body of knowledge over time.’
Children are described as eager to attend school each day, resulting in high attendance. Inspectors said: ‘The school has developed a thoughtful and well-planned personal development programme that is rooted in the values of the school. This helps pupils to develop a thorough understanding of how to stay safe and healthy.’
Speaking of her pride in the outcome is Claire Lindsay, Headteacher, who said” “This amazing achievement reflects the dedication and hard work of our entire school community – from our exceptional children to our committed staff and supportive parents.
“I would like to thank the fantastic staff team; their dedication to create an engaging and supportive learning environment where high quality provision is delivered has been instrumental in shaping the positive outcomes observed during the inspection. I want to thank each member of our teaching and support staff for their tireless efforts in ensuring the best possible education for our children.”
Pupil Eva Haddow is in year 6 at the school said: “I am very proud of my school and this result is incredible. I am not surprised at the result though! It’s really easy to make friends here and the teachers are very nice. Behaviour is good and it is easy to be yourself.”
Eva loves learning and says her favourite lessons are Maths and Science, but says she always tries to be there for other pupils during their day, “I really like helping other pupils and everyone is encouraged to be kind. I do want to inspire younger children to be kind and that is why I try to help so much. I hope everyone is as proud as I am of my school.”
The school is also recognised for meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), with the report stating that, ‘The school identifies the additional needs of pupils quickly and accurately’ and that, ‘Staff take extreme care to ensure that all pupils with SEND can access the plentiful enrichment opportunities that the school offers to enhance their learning.’
Summing up the experiences of children, inspectors said, ‘Pupils are incredibly proud of their school. One pupil, typical of many, said, ‘This is the best school in the whole universe.’