Pupils and staff at Pendeen School are celebrating after their most recent Ofsted inspection declared them as 'good'.

The report, which is now available on the Ofsted website, rated the school as good in terms of overall effectiveness and in each of the five inspection areas.

Ofsted described the quality of teaching, learning and assessment as good across the school.

The report states: “Teachers know their pupils well. They are skilled in identifying the needs of individual pupils and planning work that further develops their knowledge, skills and understanding.”

School leadership was also identified as a strength with the report highlighting that leaders, “demonstrate an absolute belief that all pupils deserve the very best. This determination and relentless drive for improvement are fully shared by staff and governors.”

Richard Larter, headteacher, said: "This is wonderful news for the whole school community.

"I'm particularly pleased that Ofsted has recognised the accelerated progress Pendeen School has made over the last 18 months and I would like to thank the teachers, staff, pupils and parents for being so committed – not just to core subjects but to excellence in sport, aspiration and community participation.”

Dr Fiona Wotton, chair of governors, said: “The governors are delighted with Pendeen School's Ofsted report and congratulate Mr Larter and all the teachers and staff for their dedication and hard work.

“As a parent I chose Pendeen School for its welcoming and nurturing environment and its close relationship with the Ark Nursery which helped my children transition seamlessly from pre-school to primary school.

"Having two such high quality education settings at the heart of our small community is something to really cherish and celebrate.”

Pendeen School is sponsored by Truro and Penwith Academy Trust after being judged Inadequate by Ofsted, and was one of the founding schools joining in April 2014.

Staff, governors and parents are developing an aspirational vision for Pendeen School, which includes embedding outdoor learning into the curriculum and upgrading facilities to create a 21st century learning environment. Work begins on a first phase of facilities development this summer.