INSPECTORS have praised an independent school for its happy atmosphere and high standards.
Rastrick Preparatory and Nursery School was found to be well-managed and with good teaching standards.
A team from the Independent Schools Inspectorate, commissioned by Ofsted, visited the school in June. The school has 188 pupils aged 13 and below.
The inspectors found good teaching levels in three-quarters of lessons observed, with those standards rising to very good in almost half the lessons.
They said the youngsters were well behaved and interested. They took part in all aspects of school life. Levels of attainment were high in maths and English.
Only two matters needed improvement. There was a lack of overall planning and subject co-ordinators were not monitoring teaching. The school said both matters were being dealt with before the inspection.
Head teacher Susan Vaughey said: "The high standards we have . . . have been identified. Our pride in our children and their success is a daily joy in our school life."
Having attained grammar school status, Rastrick Prep is now known as Rastrick Independent School.