A primary school is enjoying a double celebration after two recent inspections.
Staff and pupils at St Bartholomew’s in Great Harwood have been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, nearly two years after the school was told it ‘required improvement’.
The school on Ash Street has also been given a ‘good’ rating by the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools after a visit in March.
Geoffrey Yates, lead inspector for Ofsted, visited last month and praised the school on the good leadership and management, pupil progress and teaching.
He also said the governing body is a ‘major strength’ and pupils behave well, feel safe and enjoy the school.
Headteacher Mark Mackley said: “I am delighted that all the inspectors have agreed with our judgements on the quality of our school.
“It is testament to the hard work and dedication of all members of our school family, especially our fabulous children.”
Miss Ashton, RE subject leader, said: “We are really pleased that our recent SIAMs report showed just how wonderful our children are and how well they understand and live by our five Christian values.”