Little Ridge rated a ‘good’ school

Headteacher Tom Collins with deputy Lisa Khan and members of the Student Council.

Headteacher Tom Collins with deputy Lisa Khan and members of the Student Council.

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PUPILS and staff at a St Leonards school are celebrating after inspectors praised their school for its ongoing improvement.

Little Ridge School, Little Ridge Avenue, was given a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted in its latest findings, an improvement from 2008 when its score was ‘satisfactory’.

Kevin Hodge, the lead Ofsted inspector, said: “Children make a smooth start in the reception classes as they settle in quickly to school routines. They make good progress from their starting points so when they enter year one, many reach the levels expected and some achieve even better.”

But he said some pupils’ progress slows in years one and two. He praised the headteacher and governors for carrying out improvements since the last inspection.

Tom Collins, headteacher, said: “We are very pleased that the good education which we always strive to provide the children of Little Ridge with has been acknowledged in the inspection report.

“The support of parents, governors and the community is a strength that builds on the quality teaching that our staff provide the children with. We have always endeavoured to offer the children a vibrant and enriching curriculum at Little Ridge, so it is particularly welcome that this has been held up as one of the school’s many strengths.”