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A maintained nursery school in north Cambridge has held a special celebration after receiving an Outstanding judgement in an Ofsted inspection.

Tea and cakes were served at the end of the day at Colleges Nursery in Campkin Road, Cambridge on Wednesday (27 March), while an entertainer got the celebrations off to the perfect start during the day.

An Ofsted report stated that the school had demonstrated such strong practice that it was rated outstanding in all areas. 

The report said: “Leaders and all staff put children at the heart of everything they do at Colleges Nursery School. They establish caring and nurturing relationships with the children and make sure that every individual child feels safe, happy and secure. As a result, children settle very quickly into school life.

“Children are inquisitive, confident and eager learners. They love school and always try hard. All children, including those who are disadvantaged, children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and the most able, achieve very well.”

The report also highlighted the overwhelmingly positive view of parents and the excellent provision for two-year-olds.

Headteacher Amanda Bannister said: “The inspection was very tough and thorough but we were so pleased when we read the report as it is such a great reflection of the many positive aspects of Colleges Nursery School. I’m particularly pleased that the report highlights how hard our staff work and how inclusive and supportive we are. It was great that the report recognised our hard work to ensure that children with special educational needs and those who do not speak English as a first language progress and flourish.

“This is a fantastic outcome and is a great endorsement of all the hard work of the staff.”

For more information and to read the report see http://www.colleges.cambs.sch.uk

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