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A Newmarket primary school has been praised for creating a “happy and caring” learning environment by Ofsted inspectors.

Laureate Community Academy, in Exning Road, has maintained its ‘Good’ rating following an inspection last month.

The vision of the leadership team at the school, pupils’ well-being, safeguarding and governance were all saluted in the report.

Kedington Primary Academy has been rated as ‘Good’ following a recent Ofsted inspection.

The strong relationships between pupils and staff and “happy and productive” classrooms were features of the report.

Vicky Doherty, who started as headteacher in January, said they were pleased with the findings.

She added: “We are very pleased with the numerous positive aspects the inspectors identified.

The clue is in our name.

Whether as schools, colleagues or across our communities, working together - as partners - is crucial to the success of Unity Schools Partnership.

So, from the choice of school plays to showcasing a love of literacy as part of World Book Day, it has been wonderful to see close collaboration as a real feature of the early part of 2019.

Schools across the Unity Schools Partnership have been showcasing their love of reading by organising a World Book Day thunderclap.

The ‘Drop Everything and Read’ was initially started at Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill where students, regardless of the lesson they were in, picked up a book or reading device every time they heard the bell sound during the school day.

Westfield Primary Academy has retained its ‘Good’ rating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

The school in Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, was visited by Ofsted at the end of January and praised for creating a “vibrant learning environment that encourages pupils to engage in learning and celebrates their success”.