IT'S celebration time at Longley School.
Staff and pupils are celebrating an excellent report from Ofsted which recorded pupils' good achievements.
The report has delighted Philip Gibbins, head teacher of the school, which has 118 pupils aged from five to 16.
"It is an accurate reflection of the school and recognises the hard work put in by all of the staff over the last two years," he said.
The Ofsted inspectors praised much of the work done at the school.
Their report concludes: "Longley School is a good school, where good quality teaching and learning enables pupils to achieve well."
The report endorsed the parents' view that the environment fostered at Longley was a positive, caring and supportive one, giving children the opportunity to learn and succeed.
Staff were delighted that the report recognised that pupils' achievements were celebrated and relationships were excellent.
They also welcomed praise for the monitoring of whole school performance under the dynamic leadership of the head.
The inspectors had reported that one of the great strengths of the school was the close and effective working relationship between teachers and support staff, whose contribution was highly- valued and significant.
They said: "The school has improved well since the last inspection, moving forward rapidly under the direction of the head teacher, well supported by his deputy and the governing body."
Hilary Pollard, who chairs the governing body, said: "All the governors were delighted with the report, which served to confirm what we already knew - that Longley School is a fantastic school."