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A VALE village school has been branded outstanding following an inspection by the Church of England and Methodist Church.

Sedgeberrow CofE First School were visited for the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools on June 10 and since been able to celebrate an outstanding result.

The report praised the school for its inclusive Christian vision, high quality worship and the teaching of religious education.

Just two areas were highlighted for improvement, which were enabling pupils to plan, lead and evaluate complete acts of worship in order to put them at the heart of the process of building on current strengths and developing the governors role in monitoring the school's Christian characteristics.

The report stated: "At Sedgeberrow VC First School Christian values are deeply embedded in every aspect of school life. This is a school which really lives its values.

"The school values form the focus for much of the collective worship and are displayed around the school and in classrooms, where they form the focus of discussion.

"Teaching is inspiring and challenging with the result that children look forward to religious education and find it interesting and exciting."

Michèle Humphreys, headteacher, added: “I couldn’t be more pleased. Sedgeberrow is such a happy school and we all work so well together, children, staff, parents and governors. I am really proud of my whole team."