A school near Sudbury has been rated 'good' in all areas following an Ofsted inspection.

Belchamp St Paul C of E Primary School was visited by the watchdog on January 30 and 31, and the report states that pupils are 'proud' to be part of the school and 'benefit from the close-knit community and family atmosphere'.

The inspector noted the curriculum is mostly planned well, with subjects like maths, phonics and early reading rightly prioritised, and the school identifies SEND pupils promptly, getting them the right help they need. 

They added that pupils behave well and “enjoy coming to school, where they develop their courage and resilience”, with the trust and school ensuring to promote pupils’ mental health.

The report noted that the school should ensure that in all subjects it sets out exactly what pupils should learn and when so assessment procedures can be used effectively.

Headteacher Ana Da Piedade said: "Our wonderful, caring and nurturing school family is really proud to have secured the judgement of 'good' from our recent Ofsted.

"Our parents, our children and our staff have all been enjoying the learning journey together, helping each other and making the most of the many skills we have as a team.

“Our brilliant weekly Forest Schools, our excellent, varied language lessons for all children, and our enrichment plans mean that every child can succeed at Belchamp St Paul, and every child can help others to succeed too.

She added: "Our children are awesome, and our families are awesome too."

Emma Wigmore, CEO of the Vine Schools Trust which runs the school, said, “We are so proud of Belchamp St Paul for achieving this fantastic outcome.

“It was wonderful to read the fantastic feedback from Belchamp St Paul’s recent Ofsted inspection. We are especially pleased to read about how much the pupils enjoy attending school and how much they embrace their rural environment.

"A huge congratulations to the staff and children who clearly demonstrated what an amazing school community Belchamp St Paul has."