Blofield school’s “outstanding” Ofsted report

A Norfolk primary school has been praised as outstanding by Ofsted.

Blofield Primary School, near Norwich, was rated outstanding and praised for the delivery of teaching and practical lessons.

The report said: “Teachers extend pupils’ thinking through the use of searching questions. Pupils relish the challenges set by teachers. They have high levels of concentration and their contributions are insightful and considered, demonstrating outstanding learning skills.”

Pupils’ achievement and the extent to which they enjoy learning was rated as outstanding, as was safety, behaviour, development and attendance.

The report said: “Within a Key Stage 2 topic about the Tudors, there was a real buzz of excitement as pupils identified features of good performance, using photographs of them acting from the day before, before embarking on a piece of persuasive writing.

“Pupils become successful and self-assured learners who participate in all activities with great enthusiasm.”

The school was rated outstanding for the pupils’ contribution to the school and wider economy.

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Headteacher Oliver Burwood said: “The whole school is pleased.”

He said pupils get involved in the local community, including the village fete, helping charities and sponsoring two children in India.