Staff and children at The Mead Community Primary School in Trowbridge are celebrating after being rated Good in all areas.

Following a two-day assessment across both Hilperton and Wingfield sites, The Mead School in Trowbridge has received a Good in all areas Ofsted rating.

The team said it is a school where there is a ‘strong can-do ethos’ and where pupils ‘are happy and safe’, ‘behave well’ and ‘work hard’.

The inspectors praised the high quality of reading and maths, recognising that reading sits front and centre of the school’s work and that whole class reading books help children to write to interest the reader and use ambitious vocabulary.

Also referenced were the wide ranging clubs and activities that children benefit from, with the report noting that these ‘fulsome experiences’ help children to become ‘reflective, confident and well-rounded’.

Headteacher Emma Holton said: “I’m delighted that our school’s love of learning and our efforts to keep improving are reflected in our Ofsted result.

"We provide an especially nurturing and stimulating environment for children starting their formal education and that’s why so many parents and carers choose us.

"The inspection was a real celebration of everything we collectively work so hard on. Our pupils shone throughout the two days and the pride felt in the school by all stakeholders was clear.

"We would like to thank our amazing staff, parents and above all our fantastic pupils for making The Mead the great school it is. The inspection provided some clear guidance on how we can continue to improve and we look forward to building on this success in the years to come.”