‘Harmonious atmosphere’ at Great Ellingham school, report says

PUBLISHED: 08:26 08 February 2017 | UPDATED: 08:40 08 February 2017

Students and staff at Great Ellingham Primary School, including headteacher Julie Dekker, right. Picture: Great Ellingham Primary School

Students and staff at Great Ellingham Primary School, including headteacher Julie Dekker, right. Picture: Great Ellingham Primary School


A village primary school has been told that a “harmonious atmosphere prevails” in its corridors.

Ofsted inspectors told Great Ellingham Primary School that it remains a good school in its first follow-up inspection since it was given the rating in April 2012.

Inspectors praised the school’s focus on superheroes, which encourages pupils to show perseverance and resilience.

“[The school] is rightly recognised by parents and pupils as a place where all are welcome and a harmonious atmosphere prevails throughout,” they said after the visit in November.

A statement from the school council said: “As a school family, we were really pleased with the outcome of being seen as a good school.

“However, this does not stop us wanting to become even better. We want our school to be the best it can be and we are now on an exciting journey towards that goal.”

They said they were now aiming to become outstanding.

• Do you have an education story we should be writing about? Email


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other news

Yesterday, 22:23

An uncle and nephew have appeared in court charged with the murder of 26-year-old Nick Rogers in a supermarket fight in Wymondham.

Yesterday, 23:36

A person has been cut from a vehicle following a crash near Attleborough.

Yesterday, 21:54

Families and colleagues have said a fond farewell to a much-loved nursery nurse who has spent nearly five decades working with children.

Yesterday, 18:08

Tributes have been paid to a long-standing town councillor and businessman who was described as an “Alfie”-type character.

Most Read

Wed, 08:37

A Norfolk school is in special measures after inspectors raised concerns over bullying, homophobic abuse and pupils’ lack of understanding of radicalisation.

Read more
Mon, 17:42

A grocer and florist has attracted blue chip clients after finding a fruitful way to diversify her business.

Read more
United Kingdom
Mon, 08:25

The life and times of a village were explored during a heritage festival weekend.

Read more
Sunday, July 16, 2017

An ex-racing greyhound and an affectionate and playful crossbreed are among two canines at Dogs Trust’s Snetterton Rehoming Centre looking for a permanent home.

Read more
Friday, July 14, 2017

A Swaffham man jailed for 11 years for drugs offences was back in court for a confiscation hearing and ordered to pay back more than £6.000.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter