A SMALL village school has been given a big tick.
Farnley Tyas C of E First School - with 37 pupils it is one of the smallest in Kirklees - has been given a glowing report by Government education watchdog Ofsted after an inspection this year.
Ofsted said standards in English and science were above average and well above average in maths.
Inspectors said head teacher Alison Hughes and the governors had a clear focus for raising standards still further, especially in writing and by increasing pupils' self-reliance.
The inspectors also said exciting opportunities were provided. These increased pupils' enjoyment of learning, especially in arts weeks and at sports and crafts clubs.
Leadership and management were good at all levels and effectively promoted achievement.
Inspectors said Mrs Hughes and all the school staff knew the pupils well and had created a secure and pleasant environment.
The report concluded that all pupils made good progress in an atmosphere of care and support for their personal development.
Mrs Hughes said: "We enjoy welcoming visitors, who are often surprised by the range of opportunities open to pupils in such a small school.
"We are delighted that the inspection recognised the hard work and dedication of everyone connected with the school."