A CHINEHAM junior school is celebrating after maintaining its ‘Good’ standards according to inspectors.

Ofsted inspectors visited Four Lanes Community Junior School, in Hanmore Road on November 7 and 8 where the school retained its overall ‘Good’ rating.

However, inspectors found that personal development, behaviour and welfare of the students was rated as ‘Outstanding’.

In the other areas of leadership and management, quality of teaching learning and assessment and outcomes for pupils, the inspectors also found elements relating to the ‘Outstanding’ criteria.

In their report the inspectors said: “The headteacher and the deputy headteacher provide strong, focused and effective leadership.

Their hard work and dedication have resulted in a junior school that develops ambitious, aspirational pupils who believe in themselves.”

The inspectors also praised the positive attitude of students who “demonstrate a remarkable degree of self-discipline.”

Headteacher at Four Lanes Community Junior School, Corinne Martinez, said: “I am delighted with the results from our recent Ofsted inspection.

“I am particularly pleased that the inspectors recognise the importance we stress on pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare.

“Pupils’ emotional and social development is central to everything we do at the school. Learning is not just about academic achievement but about gaining the skills and attitudes needed to be a responsible citizen with the aspiration and resilience to achieve the very best for yourself, others around you and the wider world.”

Mrs Martinez said that the school will continue to strive for the highest standards and build on its current success.

The school’s ‘Good’ rating has been signs of its improved work since being rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in 2013.

Kathy Bowman, the Chair of Governors said: “The past few years have seen great progress across the school. The staff are an inspiration. They are dedicated to providing pupils with a varied curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment conducive to learning and developing the children’s confidence.”