AN INFANT school in Wokingham has been judged as outstanding in their latest report, with the  ‘high aspiration’ of staff allowing pupils to ‘thrive’.

Members of staff from the Emmbrook Infant School have been praised as they ‘contribute successfully’ and pupils learning across the curriculum is ‘gaining momentum’.

Councillor Pauline Helliar-Symons, executive member for children’s services, said: “I am absolutely delighted to hear about this well-deserved achievement. “

The latest Ofsted inspection identified several key strengths within the school, including the curriculum being ‘well developed’ giving the students broad knowledge and skills. Students at the school were noted for the progress they make throughout their time at school and the proportion who are getting a bigger depth of learning at the end of key stage 1 is above national figures.

Headteacher Corrina Gillard was commended for her ‘clear version’ of the school, which has resulted in pupils being happy and prepared for the next steps in education. Governors were complimented for using their experience and skills to check standards of the school.

Cllr Symons added: “The school has made tremendous progress, and this is the ultimate recognition of the hard work of headteacher Corrina Gillard, governors and all of the school’s staff. Congratulations.”

The report also highlighted that hearing-impaired pupils are receiving ‘high levels’ of ‘expert care’ when at school.

The infant school was rated good in 2013, where some pupils learning was slow due to not ‘behaving as well as they might’. However, students have now been praised for being ‘respectful, courteous and thoughtful.’

Emmbrook Infant School will be celebrating its achievement with an Ofsted celebration day on Tuesday, April 2.