A PRIMARY school in Burtonwood has been told to improve by Ofsted inspectors as the ‘legacy of weaker teaching in the past has yet to be fully overcome’ at the school.

St Paul of the Cross Primary School saw its overall rating drop from good to requires improvement following an Ofsted inspection on June 24 and 25.

The school on Milnthorpe Road was criticised for the quality of teaching which was flagged up for not fully challenging pupils of all abilities to make good or better progress and the standards they reach at the end of year six are ‘broadly average’.

Certain aspects of leadership and management, such as communication with parents over their children’s progress, were also deemed as ‘underdeveloped’.

But the school was praised by inspectors for making pupils feel safe and well cared for and much of its current teaching is good with examples of outstanding practice.

Pupils were noted to be well behaved in lessons and around the school and attendance has improved considerably over the past year.