A CHRISTIAN primary school has been praised with the highest judgement following an inspection.

Coombe Bissett CE VA Primary School received Judgement One after it was visited for a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) on Monday, December 4. 

This is the highest judgement achievable and suggests that, through the school's vision and practice, it is living up to its foundation as a Church school and is enabling pupils and adults to flourish.

Relationships are "strong and supportive" at the school because its values are "lived and breathed", according to the SIAMS report.

Inspector Virginia Corbyn praised the school, she said: "School leaders promote a culture of wellbeing and nurture which supports the flourishing of all members of the community.

"Relationships, built on trust and mutual respect, sustain a committed staff team. These are modelled well to pupils who, in turn, care for each other."

Salisbury Journal: Pupils at Coombe Bissett Primary School.Pupils at Coombe Bissett Primary School. (Image: Coombe Bissett Primary School.)

Ms Corbyn also commented on how the vision and values of the school "ensure that creativity and curiosity enable all to thrive".

Parents at the school reported to the inspector that the staff are "full of warmth" and "invested on an individual level" with the pupils. The report also praised the school’s strong, mutually beneficial partnership with the local church and growing involvement in village life.

The school has recently undergone a change in leadership with the appointment of  Emma Haworth as headteacher.

Salisbury Journal: Headteacher Emma Haworth joined the school in September.Headteacher Emma Haworth joined the school in September. (Image: Coombe Bissett Primary School.)

Ms Corbyn recognised that the school's Christian vision is "supporting necessary change whilst providing the nurture and care that everyone needs to bring this about".

Mrs Haworth said she could not be prouder of the report and all that it says about the school, adding: "It is testament to the children, staff, governors and parent body that this report reflects the commitment of the whole school community to ‘soar on wings like eagles’.

"It truly is an extraordinary school, where all are known and valued as individuals and our strong Christian ethos and values help ensure that everyone flourishes."