For at least the last five years, standards have been high in test results and from the work seen in books this trend is continuing. Children start school with skills broadly in line with those expected for their age and through the Reception Year make a flying start to their schooling. By the time they have moved to Years 2 and 6 increasing proportions of pupils are achieving the higher attainment in tests; achievement is also high in a range of other subjects such as RE and PE and History. This very well balanced academic achievement has come about through an outstanding curriculum that aims to develop both personal and academic outcomes. For example, topics and themes use real-life experiences such as the Egyptian Day, when pupils wore appropriate clothing, tried typical foods and generally immersed themselves in the culture. This is all in addition to the excellent care and support pupils receive through well established and rigorous procedures for ensuring their welfare.