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Rural school judged 'outstanding'

06/05/2010 Joanna
Pupils and staff in teaching jobs at a secondary rural school in south Cumbria are celebrating a glowing report by Ofsted, the learning watchdog.

Education inspectors rated Cartmel Priory CofE School as "outstanding", underlining the way in which equal opportunities are promoted and the skills of the school's pupils are recognised and nurtured.

"Under the outstanding leadership of the head teacher, Cartmel Priory Church of England School has made excellent progress since the last inspection. Students' attainment has risen markedly and progress has accelerated," Ofsted's report said.

The excellent care, support and guidance the 366-strong school provides makes all pupils feel very safe and enables them to enjoy the process of learning as well as achieve their very best, the report added.

In other news, the work of secondary teachers at three schools in Plymouth has been recognised for helping to add value to students' GCSE performance, according to This is Plymouth.

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