Beddington Park Primary School goes from satisfactory to good
A primary school celebrated improving its Ofsted rating.
Beddington Park Primary School has gone from being a satisfactory-rated school to a getting a good rating, the second highest, according to schools' watchdog Ofsted.
The Derry Lane School was praised by inspectors who said its pupils are happy, feel valued and enjoy lessons.
Headteacher Toby Cooke said: "We are delighted that the report, which makes it clear that the school is securely good, reflects so well on our children and demonstrates the real improvements we have made over the past few years.
"We get to know our children very well and tailor the lessons accordingly. We have a creative curriculum, so we teach according to topics based on the interests of the children."
Inspectors visited the school for several days in February and observed lessons. The previous inspection was in 2011.
The school implemented measures such as appointing eco-warriors encourage environmental efforts, young leaders to help their friends and set up an Alice in Wonderland-themed canteen.
Councillor Dave Callaghan chairman of Sutton Council's children, family and education committee said: "I would like to congratulate governors, staff, parents and, of course, the children for the hard work they have put in and the excellent results they’ve achieved."