A Welling primary school has been praised by Ofsted for  its “impeccably” behaved pupils who see the school as “one big happy family”.

Foster’s Primary School, based in Westbrooke Road, was last inspected on February 21 and 22, 2024.

The report was then published on March 27, 2024.

As this was an ungraded inspection under section eight of Ofsted, the school’s rating has not changed.

However, Ofsted reported that evidence from this visit suggests that if a full inspection was carried out now, the school might be outstanding.

Inspectors found that pupils at Foster’s Primary School are happy, with one pupil describing the school as “one big happy family”.

It was reported that “highly trained staff” have systems in place to keep children safe day in and day out.

Bullying was found to be rare and even if it were to happen, pupils told inspectors that they have every confidence that their teachers would help them.

Ofsted found that pupils at this school behave “impeccably” and are keen to participate in lessons and they are confident talking about their ideas.

Inspectors said: “They celebrate each other’s differences and show understanding and maturity when others struggle.”

Children at the school are taught about different faiths and cultures and how to keep themselves healthy and safe, Ofsted reported, as well as learning to be “reflective, confident and articulate”.

The curriculum was found to be well-designed, which helps pupils to remember more over time.

All pupils, including those with special educations needs and/or disabilities were found to be “supported effectively to achieve their best”.

There is an expectation at this school, Ofsted found for pupils to be engaged and curious, and pupils are found to consistently rise to these expectations.

Teachers were found to introduce new learning to pupils with “clarity and precision” with the tasks given to children being “well chosen” t help them learn, practice and apply information.

Inspectors found that reading is a priority here and that leaders regularly check on pupil’s reading skills.

They went on to recognise that Foster’s Primary School has “very high expectations for attendance” and that the school works closely with families and other agencies to make this happen.

Headteacher, Mr Hemley, said: “I am so proud of the achievement of our school and the exceptional work of our team, who put the children at Foster’s first and work tirelessly to improve the life chances of every child.

“I am as equally proud of our wonderful children, who come to school with a love of learning and try their best all of the time.

“I would also like to thank our families for their ongoing support for the school.”