What the inspectors said about the school

Staff and pupils at Littlegarth nursery celebrating an 'outstanding' inspection. ANL-141209-101758001
Staff and pupils at Littlegarth nursery celebrating an 'outstanding' inspection. ANL-141209-101758001
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Staff, children and pupils at a Nayland school were celebrating this week after achieving superb results in a recent inspection.

Littlegarth Independent School’s nursery and reception classes were visited by inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) at the end of June.

Inspectors deemed it to be “outstanding” both overall and in the following four key areas of inspection:

l How well the early years provision meets the needs of the range of children who attend.

l The contribution of the early years provision to children’s well being.

l The leadership and management of the early years provision.

l The overall standards of the early years provision.

In the pre-inspection questionnaire to parents, it was also highlighted that “parents were overwhelmingly pleased” with what the setting offered their children.

Sharon Bennett, head of the early years foundation stage at the school, said she was delighted with the inspection result.

“The staffing team has worked extremely hard to create an exceptional learning environment,” she said.

“And we’re delighted that ISI has recognised what an excellent start our children experience at Littlegarth.”

Headmaster Peter Jones said Littlegarth School had achieved considerable success across a range of activities in recent years.

“The school has an excellent record of grammar school entry results and, over the last four years, 80 Littlegarth children have gained scholarships to independent senior schools,” he said.