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Welling school given outstanding Ofsted result

PUBLISHED: 11:27 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:27 16 May 2013

A Welling primary school has been labelled outstanding by Ofsted following a surprise inspection.

St Michael’s East Wickham C of E, in Wrotham Road, passed with flying colours on April 18 and 19. It has moved from good to outstanding in every field.

Headteacher Richard Varney said: “I am very proud of this outstanding outcome for St Michael’s.

“It formally recognises the many strengths of this very special church primary school as one of the highest attaining schools in England and Wales.

“I am also delighted that the published report acknowledges the hard work, dedication and team work of everyone involved in this school.”

The report said the school is “friendly and inviting with children thriving” while “pupils attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is above the national average.”

Cabinet member for education Cllr John Fuller said: “This is a fantastic and extremely well deserved result for St Michael’s school.”

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