Staff and pupils at a small school near Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating after receiving a glowing Ofsted report this month.

Inspectors said Pawlett Primary School is seeing effective action with a good improvement plan on its journey towards becoming excellent.

They have praised its leadership, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, and the work towards pupil outcomes.

Ofsted also highlights the work done by the high-achieving Priory Learning Trust and the leadership of senior leaders and acting Head Emma Hardy-Smith, pictured, since last September.

The 56-pupil school itself is over 200 years old and is situated in green surroundings with sports pitches, a forest school, adventure playground, and next door to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch that can be used by the children of the school.

Emma told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We are thrilled with this report which reflects the hard work showed by all. We will not stop until we are a fantastic school in every way.”

“We saw a year ago the huge potential that this school has. Through hard work and a clear focus on improving teaching and learning, we are able to improve at a very rapid rate.”

“The pupils here are fantastic and deserve the best – they want to learn and be the best they can be!”

“Being a small school we have been able to target each and every child to fill gaps and move learning on quickly. There is a tremendous and positive family feel about the school.”

Neville Coles, Executive Principal of the Priory Learning Trust, said: “Pawlett is such a lovely primary school with a family atmosphere and we are delighted that much progress has been made.”

There are still some places available at the school for this September.