A north Norfolk school has been rated Good by Ofsted after previously being told it required improvement. 

John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School, in Aylsham, was an Ofsted Outstanding school a decade ago, in 2014. 

However, six years later, at the education watchdog's next inspection in 2020, school leaders were told the setting Required Improvement - Ofsted's second lowest rating. 

But now John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School is back on track again, receiving a much-improved report after an inspection in December last year. 

North Norfolk News: John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School has been rated Good by OfstedJohn of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School has been rated Good by Ofsted (Image: John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School)

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Headteacher Clare Toplis said: "We are so pleased that Ofsted has recognised all the hard work that the school has done over the last four years and that it is recognised as the school, that both staff and parents know."

The report, published on January 19, said children at the Hungate Street school are "happy, safe and enjoy learning".

There are "caring relationships" between the staff and pupils - of which there are 196 on the school roll, aged three to seven years old. 

Pupils "behave well because school routines are clear to them".

'The John of Gaunt way' includes 'the ‘Six R’s’ - such as respect, resilience and responsibility. These values are "woven throughout the curriculum," which pupils "try their best to personify".

Ofsted's Jo Nutbeam and Tracy Warner's report said: "Pupils learn to be responsible citizens.

"They contribute to school life by being house captains and members of the school council.

"Councillors enjoy responsibilities such as choosing which charities to support and collecting ‘kindness’ pennies.

"This teaches them to recognise the positive impact their actions can have from the very beginning of their time in school."

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Children are said to "get off to a flying start in the early years", where "their interests help to shape the curriculum".

"The environment is fun and exciting."

However, on occasion, "teachers’ expectations of written work are not high enough," and "basic errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling are not always picked up".

Overall, John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School was rated Good across the board.