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Highfield School gets the highest praise

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24 June 2016

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Enfield Council's education chief has praised standards at Highfield School after Ofsted rated it as "outstanding" in its most recent inspection.

Enfield Council's education chief has praised standards at Highfield School after Ofsted rated it as "outstanding" in its most recent inspection.

Citing the school in Winchmore Hill as an example of educational excellence, Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Children's Services & Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, said: "Highfield School clearly creates a great learning environment and encourages and nurtures all of its pupils to achieve the best they can."

Ofsted previously visited the school in 2011 when it was rated as "good". Its latest inspection identified the school's leadership and management; the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, pupils&' behaviour and welfare, outcomes for pupils, and early years provision as strengths.

Headteacher, Maria Kemal, added: "We are all thrilled with this Ofsted report and mean to carry on with our plans to maintain a happy school where children thrive and grow and where teachers see the results in children making such good progress.

"My thanks go to our governors, support staff, parents and teachers and to the wonderful children who make it a pleasure to teach – it is a massive all-round team effort."

Cllr Orhan added: "Everyone at Highfield should take enormous pride in their work to improve standards. The headteacher, teaching staff, pupils, governors and parents all deserve enormous credit for their hard work, which has paid off superbly.

"Enfield Council works with all the schools in the borough to provide the best possible education and start for all children and Highfield is a shining example."

In 2013, Highfield Primary School was permanently expanded to three forms of entry.

A new Early Year's block links to the existing Edwardian building via a new step-free level access entrance and reception at the main reception gate.

The new block includes a nursery, toilets, three Year 1 classrooms, three reception classrooms, three Year 2 classrooms, an entrance space and an associated reception.

There was also extensive work carried out in order to create a safer road environment and controlled parking in the area. The new building at Highfield Primary School and the exterior of the modular building were completed in 2014.