Scarisbrick St Marks Church of England Primary School is delighted to announce it's been awarded Outstanding by SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).
Recently, the school opened its doors to welcome the children as they do every morning, but a special visitor arrived too; not a delivery driver with a dozen red roses to celebrate St Valentine s Day - it was the SIAMs Inspector!
After having various meetings with the pupils, parents, teachers, St. Marks Vicar, school governors, tours of the school and its excellent facilities, lessons observed and pupil participation, he had no option but to award this fast growing school with 'outstanding'.
The Inspector said in his report: "Daily worship is excellent and vibrant and is central to the life of the school. Relationships based on Christian love and care for individuals is outstanding.
"The distinctive Christian values of love, peace, trust, responsibility, equality, generosity and forgiveness are made explicit and are deeply embedded in the daily life of the school.
"Parents feel that the school listens to their views and that problems are dealt with quickly and sensitively."
The report goes on to praise the leadership and management of the school saying they are both excellent and St Marks pupils and parents speak highly of the school.
Head teacher, Mrs Freeman added she is extremely happy with the report; she is and always has been proud of the school and its pupils.
Her main goal as Head teacher is to provide all the tools for children to learn and achieve in a happy and safe environment. By promoting Christian values and educating all pupils the meaning of faith they are all encouraged to develop their own spiritual awareness. These values show children what is morally correct as they progress in life.
St Marks school looks not only at Christianity and its traditions, other religions and cultures are explored.
Mrs Freeman also commented that she has a great team of staff, pupils and a strong relationship with St Marks Vicar, who have all contributed to the fantastic outcome of this report. She is delighted to have been able to show the amazing work that St Marks do and has to offer our future generation.
"Our mission statement is that we encourage each child to achieve their full potential and develop a love of life and learning, within our caring Christian community.
"That is what St Marks School stands for and that is what we strive to achieve," she concluded.