CHILDREN and staff at Hertford Vale School were delighted with reports following two successful inspections.
School inspectors from OFSTED commented that: “Hertford Vale School is a happy school where pupils behave extremely well and mature into polite, thoughtful and considerate young people.”
Inspectors rated the school overall as “good” with “outstanding” features.
The school was also judged to be “outstanding” by an SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools) inspector.
Comments made in the report included: “This is a school where the development of pupils’ ability to think about the big questions in life is exceptional.”
Headteacher Trina Price said: “I am really proud of the staff and children. Everyone works really hard to make Hertford Vale School a place that is a joy to work.”
SIAS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, reflecting their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective.