Petworth school celebrates second ‘outstanding’ Ofsted

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Three years after staff and pupils at Petworth Primary School celebrated receiving top school status from Ofsted inspectors, they have done it again.

Inspectors returned to the school for an interim assessment and, just as pupils were breaking up for their Easter holiday, they were told their school had once again been judged ‘outstanding.’

Jubilant head teacher, Gillian Standing said: “This news follows a number of exciting developments at the school over the past three years.

“The Rother Valley reorganisation has meant the school has now become an all-through primary providing outstanding education for children aged 4-11.

“This was made clear with a full intake of new reception children as well an extremely successful first cohort of Year 6 pupils who celebrated extremely high attainment at the end of their time at the primary.”

She said the school had made huge steps in enhancing its outdoor learning environment which matched the high-quality provision within the school building.