EDUCATION inspectors say a Teign valley school remains good. 

Ofsted has confirmed Christow Primary School, part of Education South West, has retained its status following an ungraded inspection in March. 

But their report also suggested the school could reach outstanding. 

Inspectors commented that pupils are ‘confident and vibrant individuals with a real passion for learning’ and that they embrace all the opportunities available to them to develop, not only academically, but in their understanding and appreciation of the world around them and their place within it.

The report also stated that pupils are at ease with consistently meeting the high expectations staff have of them, this results in a ‘welcoming, calm, yet purposeful’ school which pupils want to attend and that pupils value the extracurricular clubs that nurture their talents and interests.

The school has more than 80 children and a pre-school.   

Following a successful Big Lottery Fund award, it has has developed a purpose-built Forest School site adjacent to the pre-school building, which includes a fire pit, sheltered area, bug hotel, mud kitchen and tree house.

Headteacher Amy Yeo said: ‘To receive an entirely positive report from Ofsted is really encouraging.

‘From our core values to our extracurricular clubs, from our academic results to our focus on personal development, I am delighted the inspectors recognised the many different aspects of the school experience at Christow. 

‘The glowing report is a reflection of our hard-working staff, wonderful pupils and supportive community. I am grateful to them all.’