The community at a Gorleston school is celebrating after getting a much-vaunted 'Good' rating from Ofsted. 

It was the second time Lynn Grove Academy achieved an overall positive grade since it got academy status in 2012.

Amy Brookes, principal, said she was thrilled at the result.

She said: “We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised how dedicated Lynn Grove Academy staff are to maintaining a positive and supportive learning environment for all students and keeping learning at the heart of everything we do.

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“I am so proud of our students, who were rightly recognised for their positive behaviour and contribution to school changes. 

"Thank you to parents for their continued support of the school.  

“Inspectors agreed with our priorities for achieving continuous improvement and we are looking forward to going from strength to strength.”

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The education watchdog rated Lynn Grove Inadequate in 2013, Requires Improvement in 2015 and Good in 2017. Back in 2010, when it was still Lynn Grove VA High School, it was classed as Outstanding. 

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Inspectors said the school, which is part of the  Creative Education Trust (CET), was a place where students could “be themselves and where being different is part of everyday life.”

They said students were "happy and safe", listened to their teachers and could advocate effectively on behalf of their peers.

Nicole McCartney, CET director, said: “We are delighted with Lynn Grove’s continued success and this report reflects how committed school staff are to helping young people embrace school life and get the most out of every day.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Lynn Grove community, supporting staff and leaders to ensure an outstanding education for all.”