ANTROBUS St Mark’s Primary School is celebrating its achievement in an early year assessment.

“On December 2nd our Early Year Provision underwent an Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale assessment,” said head teacher Jo Hawkins.

“Our previous assessment in July 2013 had been a really positive experience, but the results from this last assessment have blown us away.

“Both consultants from Cheshire West and Chester Council were very positive about everything they saw, and said this was the highest score they had awarded.

“Our average score was 6.8 out of a maximum of seven points in any area. There were 35 areas scrutinised, and 28 areas out of 35 achieved the maximum score.

“This is a massive achievement, and huge thanks should go to our Early Years team - Helen Bedford, Cheryl Covill and Nichola Dunkley, led by Rhian Perry - for the outstanding work they do with these children on a daily basis.

“I know that many parents who have or have had their children start their school years with Miss Perry and the team, will recognise that this is not simply done for the day but is part of a daily experience.

“A lot of hard work and dedication goes into the careful planning for these children, and it is so lovely to have this endorsed by external consultants who are specialists in Early Years which includes nursery as well as reception.”