Dagenham school in a class of its own

A FEEDER school for William Ford Primary, which has been hailed as one of the best in the country, has received a glowing Ofsted report. Government inspectors visited Village Infants , Ford Road, Dagenham, at the same time as William Ford and described it

A FEEDER school for William Ford Primary, which has been hailed as one of the best in the country, has received a glowing Ofsted report.

Government inspectors visited Village Infants', Ford Road, Dagenham, at the same time as William Ford and described it as a "good, improving school with some outstanding features".

Inspectors noted lessons were "lively and interesting" and staff are keen to seek ways of making them even better.

Head teacher Heather Layton said: "The majority of our pupils begin school below average and some with little or no English.


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"The excellent groundwork at Village School helps to prepare the pupils to be able to achieve so well by the end of Key Stage 2 in William Ford."

Pupils start at Village Infants' and then go to William Ford, which was named by Ofsted as one of 20 schools in the country "excelling against the odds".

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