Samuel White’s wins praise from inspectors

SAMUEL White’s Infant School is Hanham is a “welcoming and caring place to learn”.

That’s the verdict of Wendy D’Arcy, who led a team of two inspectors from Ofsted who judged the school to be Good in all areas.

The inspection report found the school to be good for quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, early years provision and leadership and management.

The school was rated Good in its two previous inspections. Leaders are particularly pleased that after 10 years of the school being federated with Hanham Abbots Junior School both have now been found to be strong providers. 

The report said: “Leaders and staff are ambitious for all pupils, including those with special educa-tional needs and/or disabilities (SEND), to succeed and thrive as individuals.”

“Pupils are thoughtful and inclusive. They appreciate difference and have a strong awareness of equality and respect for others.” 

Joe Wills, deputy headteacher at Hanham Primary Federation, said: “We felt this really reflected the families of the local area and celebrates the children as a credit to the school. “The inspectors made some suggestions as to how we can improve which present some exciting opportunities for growth in developing the core knowledge in our curriculum and long term memory for the children and for our younger children to build opportunities to contribute to the school community. We are very proud of the hard work of our staff and children, which is reflected in this Ofsted report.”