‘The overall quality of teaching is outstanding with major strengths in planning, in the exemplary use of on-going assessment, in very high expectations as to what pupils can achieve and in the fast pace to most lessons. Marking and feedback to pupils is highly effective. As a result pupils make rapid progress and pupils talk confidently about what they are doing. Teaching assistants provide valuable support especially with regard to disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, ensuring their needs are met fully. Parents and carers who replied to the questionnaire strongly agree that children are taught well. The highly experienced staff use their excellent subject knowledge well to deepen pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Teachers make effective use of the planned curriculum by ensuring pupils’ own interests are linked well into the chosen topics with plenty of opportunities provided for them to discuss their ideas.