East Surrey MP Sam Gyimah visited Warlingham Village Primary School on Thursday to congratulate staff and pupils on a remarkable turnaround.
The Farleigh Road-based school was put into special measures three years ago after an Ofsted report branded it “inadequate” due to "significant under-achievement" at the school.
But in its latest Ofsted report, the 210-pupil school was judged "outstanding" for leadership, teaching, pupils' behaviour and achievement, and early years provision.
During his visit, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education visited classrooms, and listened to the pupils singing harvest songs before congratulating the children on their outstanding achievement and also the staff on the school’s journey from special measures to outstanding in just three years.
Headteacher Geoff Green said: “The children were thrilled to have their Member of Parliament visit the school. He chatted away merrily with the children, and he asked them about the subjects they were learning”
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