WANBOROUGH Primary School is celebrating after receiving a Good rating in its Ofsted report.

The Beanlands-based school retained its stellar rating in the education watchdog’s report, with special mention given to the school’s leadership team, the welcoming school community and the 208 pupils’ outstanding behaviour.

Ofsted inspectors also praised the school’s improvements since its last inspection in 2012.

Headteacher Andy Drury said he was delighted with the results.

“We are very pleased that the report has many lovely comments which accurately reflect our successful school,” he said.

“All of the enthusiasm and hard work from the children, parents, staff and governors has been recognised, which makes us all really proud of our efforts and achievements.

“Moving forwards, we are appreciative of the advice given in the report and will use it to make our school even better.

“I feel very proud of the positive comments made about the children’s attitude in school. We really pride ourselves on being a polite and welcoming school.”

In his report, Ofsted inspector Richard Light praised the school’s commitment to providing a warm and welcoming learning environment.

He said: “You have created a school community where pupils are eager to learn and keen to achieve their very best.

“You are highly ambitious for the pupils and school community as a whole. Your settled staff and strong team of teaching assistants contribute to school improvement well through strong teamwork.

“A rich and engaging curriculum maintains pupils’ outstanding behaviour, personal development and well-being.

“Your strong emphasis on pupils’ personal development promotes their positive behaviour, with respect and courtesy as the norm.”

The school fell short of an outstanding rating because of the quality of its maths curriculum and spelling and phonological errors going unnoticed in pupil’s work.

Mr Drury said the school was now focusing on achieving an outstanding rating in its next inspection

He said: “It is great there are outstanding elements of the school and I am grateful to the staff for helping make the improvements needed. We are very much focused on achieving an outstanding rating next time.

“Already we have devised group action plans to improve our maths curriculum. We have also stepped up our examination of the children’s writing exercises to identify any errors.”