‘Outstanding’ Doddington club

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Staff at a Fenland out of school club are celebrating after getting top marks from education inspectors.

Ofsted has judged the Lions Den Out of School Club, based at Doddington’s Lionel Walden Primary School, as ‘outstanding’ in all areas following an inspection last month.

It comes six years after the club’s last inspection, when it was rated as ‘good’.

The club, which is open to children aged from four to 11 before and after school during term times, was praised for giving children “a superb range” of experiences both indoors and outside.

A report, published last week, said children “thrive” and have “exceptional opportunities” to make decisions for themselves, allowing them to become consident and self-reliant as a result.

Staff were also praised for their vigilant and thorough understanding of safeguarding procedures, their enthusiasm and high aspirations for the club.

“They work exceptionally well together to create a stimulating environment where children can relax, play and have fun,” it said.