The quality of teaching, the behaviour of pupils and the leadership of the headteacher and governors at Townley Primary School have all been praised by a Government inspector.
The inspector from OfSTED rated the Christchurch school as ‘good’ across all areas.
He found most teaching was good or better, with some that was outstanding. He said this was because teaching was set at the right level for individuals.
Pupils in turn were highlighted for their good behaviour and attitudes to work. The inspector said that students who find it difficult to behave well make “rapid improvement” which shows how well pupils with special educational needs are provided for.
Headteacher Robert Glozier was also praised for increasing achievement and improving teaching.
Chair of governors John Garlick was singled out for particular praise, with the inspector praising the “good level of challenge” and support received by senior staff.
The school was encouraged to increase the amount of outstanding teaching, and to promote an understanding of other people, cultures and places.
Headteacher Robert Glozier said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the recent inspection, especially as the new framework is more demanding than the previous one. The staff, children, governors and parents will all continue to work hard to make Townley a successful school.”