A PRIMARY school in a village near Whitchurch has been rated “Good” by Ofsted inspectors since it was converted to an academy.

Lower Heath CE Primary School has been rated "Good" in all areas, showcasing its commitment to providing a high-quality education for its children.

The school changed its status to an academy in 2019 when it was taken over by the Marches Academy Trust.


Headteacher Helen Reynolds expressed her gratitude for the wholehearted commitment of the school's staff, parents, and children.

She said: “We are delighted with this 'Good' rating in all areas by Ofsted.

“It reflects the collaborative effort of our passionate teachers, supportive community, close work with the church and enthusiastic children who all contribute to our school's success”.

The Ofsted report highlighted several areas of strength, including the quality of teaching, the school's strong leadership team, and the progress made by children across different subjects.

The school's inclusive and nurturing environment was also praised.

Alexander Laney, Lead Inspector added:  “This is a warm and welcoming school.

“Staff enjoy working here, they know their pupils and their families well.

“They use this knowledge to cultivate strong, nurturing relationships with pupils which is valued.

“The schools’ core values of love, faith, respect, fellowship and thankfulness are at the heart of its work.”

The nursery at the school is now offering places to three year olds and does have some space in other classes across the school.