A CITY school has been praised by Ofsted as a “happy and harmonious” community.

St George’s Catholic Primary School, in Thorneloe Walk, Barbourne, has retained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating following its most recent inspection.

In a report, inspector Claire Jones said: “Staff morale is high and pupils achieve well. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.

“The parents I spoke to commented about the school’s ‘family feel’, the high level of care for pupils and how well staff meet individual pupils’ needs, including those who have special educational needs or disabilities.

“Pupils enjoy coming to school and attend well. They have positive attitudes and show a real desire to learn. Pupils concentrate well, work hard and listen attentively in lessons. They are proud of their school and learn to be caring, confident individuals who show respect for others.”

She added: “Pupils I met during the inspection were keen to tell me that they and their peers feel safe in school. They say that bullying is rare and that, if it happens, adults resolve it quickly and ‘put everything right’”

The inspector said that, in order to achieve the highest rating, Outstanding, the school needs to ensure that all groups of pupils make consistently strong progress in each year group, and an increasing proportion of pupils make significant progress from their different starting points, particularly boys.

Other suggested aims were developing subject leadership and strengthening the wider curriculum so that pupils achieve as well in other subjects as they do in English and maths.

Headteacher Gill Gittins said: “We are all extremely pleased with the many positive comments in the Ofsted report. It reflects and recognises all the work of our staff and children and also the overwhelming support of our parents. We look forward to continuing to build on our success."