Many happy returns at Outstanding school

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A CENTURY ago this month, Cosgrove Village Primary School opened its doors to the first class of pupils on its new site.

One hundred years on and the school is enjoying double celebrations as, alongside their centenary, they are delighted with their latest ‘outstanding’ Ofsted result.

The small village primary school has just 50 pupils, aged 4-11, and staff, parents and pupils are thrilled with their achievements.

In the Ofsted report – which was published earlier this month – the school impressed inspectors and scooped the top result.

The Ofsted recognition has coincided perfectly with plans to make the most of celebrating their very special 100 year birthday.

To mark the centenary, a willow tree has been planted in the school grounds by the pupils. The children also enjoyed a party which saw Louis the MK Lions mascot and two players from the team help cut the birthday cake before leading some fun basketball games.

Headteacher, Liz Behren, said: “We are delighted with our Ofsted Report, it feels like a very special 100th Birthday present to our staff, pupils and parents.

“We’re very proud and we have lots to celebrate this year. “

The youngsters have got involved with the birthday plans.

Ms Behren said: “During the design competition for our centenary logo, a Year 6 pupil coined a really appropriate strap line: Small School, Big Heart. We think this perfectly describes our school.”

School governor Sarah Sweet-Rowley adds: “We are really delighted with the news especially as we are a very small school with just 50 pupils.

“The children had a brilliant party.”

> The centenary celebrations will continue throughout the year.

> Planned events will include a centenary-themed school fayre on Saturday, September 22.