STAFF, governors and parents have said they are delighted after a village primary school was rated good by Ofsted inspectors.

Broadwas CE Primary School received the good rating after its latest inspection.

The result marks a turnaround for the school, which was told it required improvement in all areas in 2014.

Inspectors said the headteacher and governors had presided over rapid improvements in leadership, teaching and outcomes for pupils.

Inspectors found pupils at the school did well with most able pupils doing particularly well thanks to carefully planned work by their teachers.

Last year’s assessments in years 2 and 6 showed the pupils, in mixed age and ability classes, had achieved well in reading, writing and mathematics, with a high proportion of pupils reaching the highest possible levels.

Pupils achieving well in phonics was on a three year rising trend.

Attendance was said to be excellent at the school, with one in eight of the pupils attending school every single day and the majority achieving at least 97 per cent.

Pupils were described as happy, confident, articulate and very well behaved.

Older pupils were said to thrive on taking on additional responsibilities and helped act as ‘buddies’ to younger pupils.

The report also said leadership had been strengthened since the last inspection with the headteacher and middle leaders understanding the strengths and areas for development.

Leadership of special educational needs was described as a strength of the school.

Governors were now better at challenging leaders and actively ‘monitored’ the school.

Leaders were also good a promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development with 12 core values underpinning the school’s whole life.

Inspectors praised the school’s early years provision, describing it as a stimulating indoor environment.

However, the report pointed out the school’s early years outdoor environment was limited in its size and capacity, despite the school having extensive grounds.

Headteacher, Mark Allen said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the inspection which recognises the hard work and dedication of all the staff in the school and the enthusiasm with which our children approach their learning.”