PUPILS and staff at a primary school near Yate are celebrating after being rated good again in a recent inspection by education regulator Ofsted.

Hambrook Primary School in Winterbourne was handed the rating after inspectors visited on November 8 and 9 last year. 

The school has received a glowing report and was rated good in four categories and even given the top mark for outstanding behaviour.

In the report, the school was described by inspectors as “inclusive”, “welcoming” where pupils behave “exceptionally well”.

Inspectors also said pupils feel “safe and happy” and treat their peers with “kindness and respect” as part of the “Hambrook family”.

The school has also been praised for championing mental health and well-being, with children taking part in meditation lessons, which pupils say they value.

Inspectors also said the school’s curriculum is “designed and sequenced well” and “ambitious” especially in mathematics where teachers explain concepts clearly. 

Gazette Series: Celebration assembly winners from Hambrook PrimaryCelebration assembly winners from Hambrook Primary (Image: Hambrook Primary School)

Headteacher Jennifer Rubel said: “We are very pleased with the report and the continuing dedication of our staff team to provide the very best for our pupils at Hambrook. 

“The inspectors were glowing about the work our school does in enabling our children to thrive both personally and academically. 

“They praised the range of opportunities we provide and the high quality learning that happens in all classrooms. 

“On behalf of all staff we are very proud of the report but also the work we do each and every day to make Hambrook such a special school in which our pupils thrive.”

Ms Rubel added: “In addition to the report we are rightly proud of the continuing academic success of Hambrook Primary School. 

“Out of the 97 primary schools in South Gloucestershire we have been consistently ranked in the top 5 for the progress and attainment of our pupils for the last 5 years running. 

“This is testament to the dedication we have of providing every pupil with the best start to their education.”

Gazette Series: Year six pupils from Hambrook Primary on camp in FranceYear six pupils from Hambrook Primary on camp in France (Image: Hambrook Primary School)

The primary - which currently teaches approximately 196 pupils - was previously rated as good in a full inspection in September 2018.

However, inspectors said to improve the school needs to ensure that all subjects identify the knowledge that pupils must learn and when.

The school must also ensure that assessment is used effectively to make sure learning is adapted as necessary.

You can view the full report here - tinyurl.com/3km8kssv