18 JUN 2014

Helen Grant MP visits St Michael's Infant School in Fant after 3rd 'outstanding' OFSTED inspection

On Friday, Helen Grant MP, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald and Minister for Sport & Tourism, visited St Michael's Infant School in Fant after their 3rd 'outstanding' OFSTED inspection. The school achieved their 'outstanding' OFSTED recognition in 2008, 2011 and most recently in 2014. The infant school is part of St Michael's Church of England Schools' Federation which includes St Michael's CE Junior School on the opposite side of the road. The team, led by Executive Headteacher Lorna Priddle, have also turned around the junior school in a short space of time from 'Notice to Improve' to 'Good in every category'.

Commenting on the achievement Helen said:

"The success of this school is much to do with a leader who understands what sport, art and music can do for a child's self-esteem and confidence. With that in place the children go on to succeed creatively and academically too. That is a story that resonates with me personally and Lorna and her team have my full support and congratulations"

Headteacher Lorna Priddle added:

"I was very proud to welcome Helen Grant here to see our achievements. All the staff, governors, parents and children are working so hard to maintain standards and to make sure that the children are the best that they can be"

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