Shillingstone has an excellent primary school. Judged as a Good School by Ofsted, with the behaviour and safety of pupils rated as outstanding.
Since the last inspection there has been significant improvement in pupils’ attainment, particularly in Years 5 and 6, and almost all pupils make good progress.
Teaching improved and is consistently good with some that is outstanding, especially in Years 5 and 6
Pupils’ attendance is excellent and pupils say, ‘Lessons are never boring!’
Lively teaching and a stimulating curriculum capture their interest and create a very positive climate for learning.
Pupils feel very safe, thoroughly enjoy school and their attitudes and behaviour are exemplary
The headteacher has led the school firmly through a period of considerable change. The quality of teaching has been improved by using the help and advice provided by the local authority, the headteacher has built a competent team of teachers, assistants and governors who together have successfully addressed issues from the previous inspection.
A strength of the school is its inclusive nature. Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those whose circumstances may cause them to be vulnerable receive a very warm welcome and make good progress.