A HEDGE END primary school has maintained an OFSTED rating of 'good'.

Berrywood Primary school on Maunsell Way was inspected on May 5 & 6 and was described by inspectors Aimee Floyd and Laurie Anderson as "inclusive."

The report noted that "staff receive high-quality training" and "Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities achieve well".

The report continued: "Pupils are very proud of what they describe as their ‘school within a garden’. They enjoy the many different outdoor learning opportunities available within the school

grounds. These include stories around the campfire in the woodlands as well as growing and selling the school’s fruit and vegetables.

"The love of reading is central to pupils’ learning. Pupils talk enthusiastically about the rich variety of books their teachers read with them. These books are used

sensitively to consider some challenging themes about growing up in today’s society.

"Classrooms are safe places where pupils listen to the views of others and confidently share their own opinions. One pupil explained, ‘You can always show a different side

of yourself because you are not judged.’"

The school's last OFSTED inspection took place in May 2016, when the school also achieved a "good" rating.