STUDENTS and staff at Bradley Infant and Nursery School are celebrating after receiving a glowing inspection report.
Inspectors from Ofsted described the school as outstanding and rewarded it with a “good” grade two overall.
The pupils’ social, moral, cultural and spiritual development, together with the school’s partnerships with parents, pupils’ achievement, teaching, learning, leadership and management were all singled out for praise.
Marie Cordey, who led the school’s two-day inspection last month, said: “Bradley is a good school with some outstanding features.
“The character of the school is accurately summed up in its motto: ‘Living to learn, learning to live’.
“Pupils achieve well. They make good progress from their generally low starting points because both the school and governors are determined that they will.”
Mrs Cordey praised teaching and learning, adding that she was impressed by the verve and vibrancy shown by the pupils.
The curriculum was praised for reflecting the ages and aptitudes of the pupils.
The inspection found that good quality of care, guidance and support meant pupils behaved well and grew in confidence during their time at school.
The report added: “The provision made for the welfare of the most vulnerable pupils is outstanding.”
Head teacher Zoe Whitworth also received a glowing report. Mrs Cordey said: “Leadership and management are good and the head teacher is visionary.
“She is rated highly by the pupils, their parents and by governors; she was described as ‘gentle yet resolute’.”
But Mrs Cordey said the school needed to raise standards in reading and writing.