IT’S THE Hampshire school with more than 90 years of history.

Redlands Primary School in Fareham was founded in 1928.

In its most recent inspection the education watchdog commented that the school’s headteacher, Kevin Harcombe leads the school exceptionally well.

The report added that he has created a community where adults are inspired to do their very best for pupils, and where pupils are happy, cared for and achieve highly.

According to the head of almost 20-years, more than a third of pupils play a musical instrument or sing in a choir.

Kevin even gives guitar lessons and teaches youngsters how to play popular music on the ukelele.

Recognised for its excellent standards, the school’s Early Years Leader, Ali Rowell, has been rewarded for her dedication to teaching four-year-olds.

She received an award from Hampshire County Council at the Hampshire Education Awards which recognise and celebrate the contribution of staff and volunteers within the county’s education system.

Ali was reportedly thrilled and astonished to have been chosen as the winner of the Laying the Foundations Award for outstanding practice in Early Years teaching.

Ali who has taught at the school since 2009, said: “I never expected to win this but I’m over the moon.

“Early years is the best job in teaching. No two days are ever the same and the children are a joy to be with.”