A SCHOOL where pupils are ‘welcoming, polite and confident’ has impressed Ofsted inspectors.

Chapelford Village Primary School was rated ‘good’ after a two-day visit from Ofsted representatives.

Regulators found that pupils, including children in the early years, are happy to belong to the ‘vibrant’ school community.

In their report, they highlighted how children at the Great Sankey Primary School work hard during classes.

The report reads: “Pupils work hard in lessons and are eager to talk about their learning.

“They understand that leaders have high expectations of what they can achieve.

“This motivates them to try their best.”

Inspectors also mentioned how pupils treat everyone with respect – regardless of their differences – and that they support each other well.

They also said how children are confident that adults would help to sort bullying out quickly.

“Pupils said that if they had any concerns, including about bullying, they would feel

confident to talk to an adult,” inspectors said.

“They were confident that adults would help and sort things out quickly.

“Pupils appreciate the extra support that they can receive when they are going

through difficulties or feeling upset.

“They explained to inspectors that ‘adults always put children before themselves’.

The Santa Rosa Boulevard school’s curriculum was mentioned in the report.

It described the curriculum as ‘broad and ambitious’ for all pupils, including those with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted representatives were impressed by subject leaders at the school and claimed most have ‘strong curriculum expertise’ and provide valuable information for teachers to develop their subject knowledge.

The report also highlighted how leaders place a high importance on teaching pupils how to read well and that through their warm encouragement, staff help children in reception to listen attentively to stories and to develop their spoken language and vocabulary.