A CHESTER primary school has been declared ‘outstanding’ in all areas by inspectors from Ofsted.
An inspection team visited Mill View Primary School in Upton and praised the quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils, and the leadership and management of the school.
Inspectors visited 24 schools in West Cheshire between January and June with only four schools being rated as ‘outstanding’.
Mill View headteacher Susan Walters said: “I am extremely proud of the continued success of our school and would like to personally thank the children, staff and governors who have worked extremely hard to make our school the very best it can be.”
Inspectors also recognised the school’s focus on developing the pupils’ all round personal development and praised the forest school, French lessons, extra curricular visits and after-school clubs.
Chester MP Stephen Mosley visited the school at the start of the new term to pass on his congratulations to teachers and pupils.
He said: “You can tell when you walk in a school whether it is a special place and you certainly get that impression at Mill View School.
“Seven years ago the story was very different at this school and what has been achieved in that time is a testament to leadership, the staff, the parents and pupils.”
During his visit Mr Mosley joined the reception class in its first full day at the Wealstone Lane school, watched some innovative maths lessons and visited the school kitchen to meet the team cooking the children’s lunch.
He said: “Mill View is what you get when you allow inspirational leadership the chance and room to shine and not shackle staff with unnecessary and burdensome bureaucracy.
“The result is a school the whole city can be proud of.”
The inspection is the second consecutive ‘outstanding’ rating for the school and saw inspectors spend two days observing lessons, meeting with senior leaders and talking to children.