High praise for infants

Holy Commended: All Saints Infants School pupils Jeska Henderson, Shannon McFall, Elliott Dinsdale, James Hirst, Lottie Wyatt and Isaac Statham celebrate their outstanding church schools OFSTED report.

Holy Commended: All Saints Infants School pupils Jeska Henderson, Shannon McFall, Elliott Dinsdale, James Hirst, Lottie Wyatt and Isaac Statham celebrate their outstanding church schools OFSTED report.

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All Saints’ C of E Infants School in Matlock is celebrating top marks for religious education, hot on the heels of good results in its Ofsted inspection.

The school received an ‘outstanding’ rating in its Anglican schools inspection on September 19.

Headteacher Kate Griffin said she was thrilled by the result, which judges the school’s effectiveness as a church school and complements the ‘good’ rating the school received from government Ofsted inspectors in June.

Mrs Griffin said inspectors from the National Society for Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools particularly praised the school’s pastoral care and the motivation given by headteachers and governors.

The school’s last church inspection was in 2007 when it was rated ‘good’.

“I am very proud of our school,” said Mrs Griffin. “The school community and church community work extremely hard together and provide strong educational experiences for all pupils based on Christian values.”