OAKWOOD Avenue Primary School was praised for its ‘rich’ curriculum and ‘nurturing and caring environment’ following a visit from Ofsted inspectors.

The school on Oakwood Avenue, which was graded as good overall, was awarded the second highest rating available in all four categories.

Following an inspection by Ofsted on June 10 and 11, inspectors noted that teaching and achievement are continuing to improve due to effective leadership.

The governing body was flagged up for actively supporting and challenging the school to make sure it improves.

In the report, published on Thursday, pupils were also acknowledged for their ‘polite, courteous and considerate’ behaviour and teaching was described as good with some lessons highlighted as outstanding.

The school missed out on the highest rating as pupils are not given enough opportunities to apply their maths skills to solve problems and checks on the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress are not always sufficiently rigorous.