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Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury describes 'mix of relief and joy' after receiving good rating from Ofsted




A headteacher has described the emotional moment he informed staff that their school had received a good rating from Ofsted.

Staff, students and the school community around Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury were left delighted by the recent report, which included an outstanding rating for personal development.

Headteacher Matthew Fuller said: “I am delighted with the report and the fact it has recognised all the hard work put in by everyone connected with the school.

Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury is celebrating a good rating in its latest Ofsted report. Picture credit: Gooderham PR. (26810167)
Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury is celebrating a good rating in its latest Ofsted report. Picture credit: Gooderham PR. (26810167)

“It is a culmination of a real team effort over the last three years.

“When I told staff, there was a mix of relief and joy. It was a really emotional moment and not something I had experienced before.”

In the Ofsted report, school leaders were praised for raising expectations and aspirations for all pupils, while parents were “overwhelmingly positive” about their children’s experience, according to the inspection.

Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury is celebrating a good rating in its latest Ofsted report. Picture credit: Gooderham PR. (26810163)
Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury is celebrating a good rating in its latest Ofsted report. Picture credit: Gooderham PR. (26810163)

The report added: “Pupils at Woodhall Primary School receive a good quality of education. Leaders provide pupils with a broad and interesting curriculum that prepares pupils well for life.

“Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are nurtured and helped to succeed in their learning.”

Mr Fuller added: “It was particularly pleasing that Ofsted recognised that this was a highly inclusive school, which welcomes children from all backgrounds.

“We are also delighted to have such a positive response from parents, where 100 per cent of those surveyed said they would recommend Woodhall.”