Primary school near Kettering celebrates outstanding Ofsted inspection

Outstanding Ofsted: Cranford: Cranford Cof E Primary School, Oustanding Ofsted report. 
Teaching staff l-r Kirsty Wright (YR teacher), Julie Grey (Head Teacher), Estelle Harding (Yr 1/2), Jessica D'Arienzo (TA) celebrate with pupils 
Tuesday May 24 2016 NNL-160524-181346009
Outstanding Ofsted: Cranford: Cranford Cof E Primary School, Oustanding Ofsted report. Teaching staff l-r Kirsty Wright (YR teacher), Julie Grey (Head Teacher), Estelle Harding (Yr 1/2), Jessica D'Arienzo (TA) celebrate with pupils Tuesday May 24 2016 NNL-160524-181346009
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A primary school in a village near Kettering is celebrating after an Ofsted inspection deemed the school ‘outstanding’.

Cranford Church of England Primary School was given the best mark possible in all five areas after an inspection last month,

It marks a huge improvement for the school, which was graded as ‘requires improvement’ in its last inspection.

Headteacher Julie Grey says the result is the product of two-and-a-half years of hard work.

She said: “The staff, governors, pupils and parents of Cranford C of E Primary School are all absolutely delighted to have been accredited with an outstanding grading from Ofsted in all areas of the new Ofsted framework introduced in September 2015.

“We have been on an incredible journey for the past two-and-a-half years, striving for this exact result.

“Everyone has had their part to play in achieving this wonderful accolade and I am extremely proud to be the headteacher who has led us to achieving this.”

The inspection praised the pupils’ achievement, quality of teaching and overall leadership at the school.

Pupils’ behaviour and their attitude to learning was branded exemplary and the report classes the school’s ‘exciting and vibrant’ curriculum as one of their great strengths.

The grading comes just a week after Havelock Infants School in Desborough was given the same grade.

They are the only schools in the county to receive the accolade since the introduction of a new inspection regime in 2015.