A head teacher says she is “amazingly proud” after her school was rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Frieth Church of England Combined (CEC) School welcomed inspectors in on April 26 for a one-day inspection.

The team’s report – which outlined that the school continues to be good following a previous inspection in October – was published on May 16.

Inspectors found that the rural school had a “warm, nurturing and inclusive community atmosphere” and described pupils as “articulate and confident” with “excellent” attitudes to learning.

The school’s head teacher, Jo Reid, was also praised for her “drive, vision and inspirational leadership”.

Since joining the school three years ago, Mrs Reid has worked with staff members to focus on improving the quality of provision across the school.

She said: “I am amazingly proud of the pupils whose excellent attitudes were so deservedly recognised in the report and of all the staff for their incredible dedication in nurturing the potential of all our pupils, often going way above and beyond the call of duty to do so.”

The school was also praised for providing a “calm and productive” working environment, a “well-planned” curriculum and a host of extra clubs and activities for pupils to enjoy.

Safeguarding was also found to be effective, with nearly all parents, staff and pupils who responded to surveys believe the children are safe, well-looked after and happy in school.

Pupils are also making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics and the small number of pupils classed as disadvantaged or vulnerable, along with pupils who have special educational needs were offered “bespoke” support.

Their progress and welfare was also routinely reviewed and teachers and teaching assistants are “very effective” at supporting them in class so they can take part fully.

Inspectors visited all classes in the school to look at teaching and learning, observed their behaviour at break time and met with a small group of parents as well as teachers.

The school’s latest good news follows their recent recognition as outstanding by SIAMS, the Church of England school inspectorate.