A HAMPSHIRE head teacher is celebrating after just twelve weeks into her new role.

Lou Rhodes was told by Ofsted inspectors that Braishfield Primary is “good” at its last inspection released just this month

Inspectors said the pupils at Braishfield School have “very positive attitudes to learning” and that the school provides “a wide range of additional opportunities for pupils”. They also said that Y6 achievement was “strong” but that outcomes for writing across all year groups “need to improve”.

As well as learning instruments pupils take part in the annual Rock Challenge performance competition and residential breaks to test their mettle against the elements.

Ms Rhodes said: “I’m proud of so much - the children’s enthusiasm, the wide range of curriculum that we are offering them and helping children become confident and successful.

“And we are right in the heart of the community so the strong links are important to us. It’s a really exciting time for the school”.

And pupils agreed. Willow Adams in Y2 said: “I like the trips. We went to Royal Victoria Country Park and learned all about Florence Nightingale” while Sam Holland in Y4 added: “My favourite thing is that we do challenges and if you get three or four things right in a row you move up to the next level.” Sophie Boden, 5 said she liked playing with blocks and Kavita Ragi, 9, added: “Everyone is always really kind to each other”.