Parents and a headteacher have spoken of their delight at an Ofsted rating.

Warren Primary School, in Gilbert Road, achieved its ‘good’ rating following a recent inspection by a team of Ofsted inspectors.

The report praised the school for strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas.

Headteahcer Ian Broyd said: “As a school we were very pleased with the outcome of our inspection and the things that the inspector had to say about the school.

"Warren is and always has been a community school and we cater for a wide range of children including those with profound hearing loss.

"Our school’s success has been built on good working relationships and respect between children and adults and also offering unique experiences such as ‘forest school’.

"Our curriculum is very much book based as we believe that a love of reading is at the heart of learning success and it was nice to see this acknowledged in the report. We are very fortunate here at Warren to have hard-working children, supportive parents, dedicated staff and an amazing PTFA who have all helped to build the school’s reputation in Chafford Hundred and Thurrock generally.

"We like to think that we are an outward looking school and have worked closely with other organisations in Thurrock including the local teaching schools alliances, The Royal Opera House and local churches for the benefit of our children.”

Parent also said they are pleased with the rating.

Katie Bridge said: “I am very pleased with the recent ‘good’ rating from Ofsted, the headteacher is very visible and approachable and the school has really improved links with the community.

"I am very proud to send both of my children to Warren and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the school to anyone. It is a very inclusive school with the hearing impaired unit benefiting all of the children.”

The report said the school has improved significantly overall.

Ofsted recommended that the school’s next inspection be a section five inspection, which may lead to it being outstanding.

The report by Ofsted added: “Teaching is good and pupils achieve. There is a positive culture of learning all around.

“Pupils are keen to do well and behave in a kind, considerate way towards each other.”