A SOUTHAMPTON primary school which was said to 'require improvement' for nearly a decade is celebrating a good Ofsted report.

Bassett Green Primary School is now deemed to be good in all areas following a visit by inspectors at the end of the last academic year.

Headteacher Charlotte Stillwell, who joined the school in September 2019, rewrote the entire school curriculum to reflect the high ambitions the school now has for its pupils.

In the report, pupils are said to live and breathe the Bassett Green motto of ‘be brave, be brilliant, be our best' and beam with pride when they talk about their school.

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Inspectors also found that pupils love the new curriculum and that they are now well prepared for their next step to senior school.

Incidents of poor behaviour have also reduced significantly and attendance is greatly improved.

Mrs Stillwell told the Daily Echo: "We're really really pleased. This is a significant turning point for Bassett Green.

"The school didn't have the best reputation within the community. The excuse that it is within the Flowers Estate was used and there weren't the high expectations for the children that they deserve.

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"But now we can hold our heads up high. It's a lovely community, the Bassett Green family, and we're all really supportive of each other.

"I'm so proud of what we've achieved as a school in such a short time, especially during the pandemic.

"We have a new curriculum, new deputies, a new senior leadership team, a new outdoor learning leader from Marwell, a new vision and new motto.

"We work tirelessly to provide the best outcomes for our children."