Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery upholds 'Good' Ofsted rating

By Laura Linham

27th Mar 2024 | Local News

Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery (Photo: Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School)
Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery (Photo: Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School)

Shepton Mallet Community Infants' School & Nursery on Waterloo Road has once again been recognised as a 'good' institution following an Ofsted inspection.

The school, known for its nurturing environment and strong pastoral support, has been praised for its comprehensive curriculum and the high level of care provided to its students.

Ofsted inspectors highlighted the nursery staff's exceptional knowledge and caring nature, ensuring children are well-settled and happy from an early age.

This supportive atmosphere continues throughout the school, fostering a sense of community and belonging among pupils. The report commends the school for instilling the values of kindness, respect, and good manners and for providing an engaging and educational curriculum.

The school offers a variety of learning experiences, ranging from visits to safari parks and cinemas to participation in theatre performances and extra-curricular activities like yoga and ocarina lessons. These opportunities enhance the standard curriculum, preparing students well for their future education.

Leadership at Shepton Mallet Community Infants' School & Nursery was noted as being particularly effective, with staff members dedicated to the well-being and progress of every child. Parental feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with nearly all respondents to the Ofsted survey recommending the school to others.

Despite its many strengths, the school acknowledges areas for improvement, including adapting teaching methods to address misconceptions in real-time and refining certain aspects of the curriculum to ensure depth and consistency in pupil learning.

The report assures that safeguarding measures are in place, contributing to a safe and inclusive environment for all students. With a focus on mental and physical well-being, online safety, and morals, the school aims to guide students not just academically but also socially and ethically.

As Shepton Mallet Community Infants' School & Nursery continues to build on its successes, it remains a cornerstone of education in the community, reflecting a commitment to excellence and the holistic development of its pupils.

You can find the full report here:

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