Thrilled teachers and parents from an Isleworth school are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors recognised their high standards.
Inspectors who visited Marlborough Primary School and Nursery in London Road, decided it provided a good quality of education for all its pupils and described it as being 'a happy school where children enjoy their learning'.
Headteacher Gary Murrell was especially pleased as this is his first inspection since joining the school three years ago. “My predecessor was very good so the school was of a high standard when I took up the reigns.
“We are delighted with the report and pleased that inspectors have acknowledged where we have made good progress. I'm most proud of the children, the fact that their behaviour and development was considered outstanding is fantastic.
“We have a tremendous community here where the teachers work very hard so standards continue to rise.”
The school has 710 pupils aged three to seven which 47-year-old Mr Murrell points out is the same size as a small secondary school, and also boast being the first school in the borough to get solar panels installed.
Inspectors who visited the school in February were also impressed with the 'Marlborough College' initiative where children in the Juniors have the opportunity to choose their own learning paths, by selecting from a diverse range of courses including computer animation, cookery and chemistry.
“All this helps us to confirm our view that Marlborough has continued to be a very special place for the children and staff to learn and develop,” said Mr Murrell. “I would like to thank the staff and children for all their hard work and to congratulate them on helping us to secure such a positive outcome for us all.”