TWO pupils at a Borders primary school played a key role in it being praised by education inspectors, it has emerged.

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education paid a visit to Fountainhall Primary School and Nursery Class in Galashiels last November.

The school was judged ‘good’ across all quality indicators, with evaluations ‘very good’ in the nursery for ensuring well-being, equality and inclusion and ‘very good’ in the primary stages for learning, teaching and assessment.

But when addressing the council’s education sub-committee last week, head teacher Susan Anderson said two youngsters had “sold the school” to the three inspectors.

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She explained: “We had two children who took the inspectors round. Now Fountainhall is not a big school. We have a hall, we have the nursery and we have the classroom. These two children had the inspectors away for over an hour. These two children were fantastic – they sold the school to the inspectors.

“Every single display, every piece of work they were able to talk about.

"The inspectors commented that the children had a huge deal of pride in the school and also a great deal of knowledge about what goes on and a lot of say in how things are done within school.”