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Gamlingay Village Primary in Cambridgeshire praised by Ofsted

By Gemma Gardner

Gamlingay Village Primary has been praised by Ofsted for continuing to secure a good level of education for pupils.

The school retained its ‘good’ grading following a short inspection earlier this term. The inspection was the school’s first since becoming a primary school and joining the Cam Academy Trust.

The inspector said: “Gamlingay is a happy school, where pupils feel safe and make good progress.”

They praised the leadership team for maintaining a good quality of education and regularly checking that improvement plans are effective.

The report also commended the quality of teaching and teachers’ ability to question students effectively to deepen their knowledge.

Gamlingay Village Primary
Gamlingay Village Primary

The improvements made to Year 6 mathematics progress was deemed to be working well and the inspector felt that, overall, pupils make good progress in reading and writing.

Headteacher Shelley Desborough said: “I am thrilled with the results of our latest inspection. The school has been through quite a bit of change.

"We have just moved into our new building and our student numbers have almost doubled since our last inspection.

"It is great to know that the inspector feels this period of time has been managed well and that we have put our pupils first in every respect.

“I am now looking forward to continuing to build on the good quality of teaching and learning to ensure our school remains one that our community can be proud of.”


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