A UNIQUE Nursery school in Evesham is celebrating after being awarded good in its latest Ofsted inspection.

The governors and staff of Evesham Nursery School said they were absolutely delighted to receive good in all areas of the inspection, which took place over January 28 and 29.

In the report inspectors identified exceptional leadership as well as good teaching from caring adults who understand the children.

It also reported that the behaviour of children was good and at times outstanding.

In the summary the inspector wrote: "Underpinning the school’s success is the determination for improvement. Staff and governors have clear procedures to improve the practice of all adults who work with the children. These are closely linked to school development priorities.

"Improving teaching and learning to good has been a particular success. Whole-school visits to outstanding settings have enthused all staff to aim for the best and to improve their practice."

The report went on to say parents spoke highly of the provision their children receive.

Marian Gager, the headteacher, said she was “so proud of what has been achieved” and praised the work of staff and governors.

"I am delighted that the quality of our teaching and learning, the progress all children make, and our exciting, inclusive provision was recognised during the inspection."

The nursery school is unique in Worcestershire as it is the only local authority maintained school for this age group of children, meaning it is subject to the same rigorous inspection by Ofsted that applies to all other schools in the country.

Sally Witheford, vice chair of governors, thanked all of the children, parents, staff and governors for the quality of the team approach that was so highly praised during the inspection. She said: "Evesham has a unique Nursery School of which to be very proud."

The school still has spaces for September and will be holding an open event on Tuesday, April 8, from 3.45pm to 5pm. For details visit eveshamnurseryschool.co.uk.