Lydford Primary School has been awarded a ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted, marking a significant milestone for the school’s commitment to excellence in education. The recent inspection not only acknowledged the school’s academic standards but also highlighted its unique atmosphere that fosters inspiration and happiness among its students. The report stated that pupils “relish” opportunities to be part of the local community and the school was praised by its inspectors for its “calm and purposeful” environment. Noted was a “high level of respect” with which pupils treat each other; the older pupils’ understanding of the importance of caring for younger pupils and looking out for them was commended.
Adam Hill, Hub Principal at Lydford Primary School, expressed their delight at the recognition, stating:
“We are absolutely delighted to continue being recognised as a Good school by Ofsted. The report’s findings reflect the continued hard work and dedication of my colleagues, our pupils and the wider community – something we are all very proud of.
“I am extremely excited to help continue school’s ongoing progress and success throughout this academic year and beyond. I look forward to seeing it continue to go from strength to strength and would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the school’s journey so far, in particular my colleagues both here and across the wider Trust for their guidance and support.”
Dan Morrow, CEO at Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust, said:
“The team at Lydford should be extraordinarily proud of the praise received in this report and the work they have done to create such a positive and welcoming learning environment for the pupils it serves. It is fantastic to see how the focus on pupil happiness and community-minded attitudes and behaviours is setting pupils up for the best start in life, something that should be an example to us all. We look forward to continuing to support Adam and his team as the school goes on to deliver the same excellent standards of teaching, learning and wellbeing.”