Junior school rated as outstanding by inspectors for almost two decades

Staff celebrate at Stocksbridge Junior School
Staff celebrate at Stocksbridge Junior School
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A junior school has maintained its status as one of the best in Sheffield after being given another outstanding report by inspectors.

Stocksbridge Junior School, was rated as ‘outstanding’ in all areas - 18 years after it was first given top honours by inspectors from education watchdog Ofsted.

Staff are delighted after assessors said pupils are ‘very well prepared for life in modern Britain’.

Headteacher Samantha Gaymond, who has led the school for three years, said: “We are thoroughly delighted with this report and everyone who works in the school feels incredibly proud of its success.

“Our children and parents are a pleasure to work with and make the school what it is.

“Pupils, staff, governors and parents have proved yet again what an exceptional team we are.

“Everyone associated with Stocksbridge Juniors is thrilled that the inspectors were able to see exactly what makes the school so remarkable.”

The report concludes the school has ‘unquestionable commitment’ to ensuring every pupil has equal opportunity to succeed.

Chair of Governors Martin Booth acknowledged the hard work carried out under previous headteacher, David Foster, and was delighted it had continued.

He said: “Whilst the report praises many aspects of the school, it is particularly pleasing it acknowledges that our pupils are happy, feel safe, are keen to learn and conduct themselves in an exemplary manner.

“The fact that the report states, ‘pupils are very well prepared for life in modern Britain’, confirms this is truly indicative of a school that has always provided the best education possible.”