THE children of Much Marcle Church of England Primary School have every reason to celebrate.

Recently they were awarded an ‘Outstanding’ assessment in their Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMs) inspection.

A school spokesman said: "The SIAMs inspector reported that the behaviour is outstanding, the respect shown by pupils is a strength in the school, leaders create high quality opportunities for children to develop their own spirituality and the school is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners."