A school in Huncoat has been praised by government inspectors for improvement.
Ofsted gave Huncoat Primary School a mark of ‘good’ after a November inspection – an improvement on the school’s previous grade of ‘satisfactory’.
Inspectors said the teaching was consistently good in all categories and that pupils displayed a good attitude to learning.
The report said: “The laughter and chatter around school exemplifies how much the pupils enjoy school. This is reflected in their above average attendance and the rarity of pupils arriving late.”
Headteacher Sean Crosier said the mark demonstrates everyone’s commitment to making the school a happy learning environment.
He said: “We are very pleased that the Ofsted team recognise the strengths of our school and that their good judgement reflects the hard work of the teachers, governors and pupils.”
Inspectors said the school can become an outstanding school by creating a marking system which will help pupils improve their work.
Mr Crosier said: “We are taking on board the advice provided by the inspection team to further develop our school. We have introduced a new system of response marking, where children get an extra opportunity to read teachers’ feedback, respond to their comments and improve their work.”
The school also opened a new Early Years Education classroom prior to the half-term break
Lauren Casper, early years teacher, said staff feel ‘very lucky’ to work there.