A SCHOOL in Wimborne has been judged ‘good’ in all areas following its first ever Ofsted inspection.

Hayeswood First School in Colehill has nearly 150 pupils aged between four and nine who benefit from ‘dedicated leaders at all levels.’

Executive headteacher Sharon Staddon said: “All the staff have worked incredibly hard to create the school we have now.

“The pupils also work very hard, and we’ve had great support from parents who understand what we are creating."

Inspectors said children learn to read as soon as they start while teachers promote a love of reading and ‘story time is a treasured part of the day’.

The report detailed how children with special educational needs or disabilities are supported to ‘access the full curriculum’.

Haysewood was considered ‘good’ in every area judged: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision.

Sharon Staddon added: “The report explains how our mission statement ‘, everyone matters, every day counts’, has led to good attendance, which is extremely important to us.

“Education at this age sets children up for their lives, so good attendance is crucial, and it is something we place a great emphasis on.

“There are areas we need to work on, and those things are already being addressed.”

Hayeswood joined what is now Initio Learning Trust in 2015 and has yet to be inspected previously because it was exempt.

Liz West, chief executive officer of the trust, said: “The inspectors were certainly impressed with the school, and that is reflected throughout their report.

“It states that ‘the school and trust have worked together to carefully sequence the core knowledge they want pupils to learn’, and that shows how being part of Initio really benefits Hayeswood, as it does all our other schools.

“It gives us great pride to receive Ofsted reports like this, and I know Sharon and the staff will continue to drive the school forward.”