A PRIMARY school in Stockton Heath is celebrating after being awarded a rating of good by Ofsted inspectors.

St Thomas' Primary School was praised following an inspection on March 18 and March 19 for improving rapidly since its last inspection when it was graded as requires improvement.

The school on Parkgate Road was commended for its teaching and behaviour of pupils which is good and sometimes outstanding.

The report added: "The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is successful. Parents overwhelmingly agree the school cares well for the pastoral needs of the pupils."

The school missed out on the highest rating of outstanding as work in lessons is not consistently set at a hard enough level, inconsistencies in marking and middle leaders are not fully involved in checking the quality of teaching and pupils' learning in all subjects of the curriculum.

The school was graded as good across the board for achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.