TEACHERS are celebrating after inspectors ruled their school as ‘good’.

Government inspectors told head teacher Alison Maybury that her leadership at the school was “exceptional” – and that senior leaders were “inspirational” when they visited in October.

Now Ms Maybury – who has been at Bevois Town Primary School since 2011 – said she was “delighted” with the rating, which sees the school receive a ‘good’ rating overall and ‘outstanding’ in management and early years provision.

Speaking to the Echo, she said: “The school has doubled in size over the last seven years. We have had an extra class each year and we are now two-form entry with two extra buildings.

“It’s been quite a challenge since the last Ofsted to have maintained the ‘good’ and built on that. My leadership team are amazing.”

She said all teams in the school were to be praised – and the school’s joined-up approach gave it a “community feel”.

Part of the Aspire cooperative with Cantell, Mansbridge, Swaythling, Maytree, Mount Pleasant, Highfield and Bassett Green, Bevois Town is a designated “school of sanctuary” – meaning it is “proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.”

Ms Maybury added: “It’s a fascinating place to work because our diversity is such a rich strength of the school.

“The children are our strongest asset – they are keen to learn and excited to be at school.

“They make it very rewarding.”