A PADDOCK school has been praised by government inspectors for its aspirations and development of students.
Royds Hall High School is "a rapidly improving school" according to the Ofsted team who visited it over two days last month.
The report also notes that the school "has a particular strength in the personal development of its students".
Inspectors also praised the exemplary role model of leadership presented by the headteacher Dr Wendy Bradford.
They say the school's overarching aim to be "successful and always aspiring" is firmly established within a culture of open and honest self-evaluation and action.
Inspectors also noted that "the school's specialist status in science contributes significantly towards providing a good quality learning environment".
They also noted the good improvements the school has made in its provision of information and communication technology since its last inspection.
And they praised the wide ranging programme of extra-curricular activities which students were able to be involved in.
The report concluded that standards at the school were satisfactory, but the school was equipped to achieve even higher.
In a letter to pupils, inspectors said: "All the staff are going to be working hard to help you accomplish this. You may want to think about ways in which you could assist so that you are all able to become successful and always aspiring."