A PRIMARY school is adapting the curriculum to ensure children catch up on any missed learning.

St Stephen's CE Primary School in Elton is developing its teaching and learning to meet the challenges posed by the virus, Ofsted found during a recent visit.

Schools were forced to close their doors to the majority of pupils from March until the start of September because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ofsted found that the school is prioritising the teaching of reading and adapting the curriculum so pupils can catch up on any missed learning.

Inspectors reported: "Pupils returned to school with fewer gaps in their knowledge of the wider curriculum, in comparison to English and mathematics. All pupils, including those not attending school, are studying their usual curriculum.

"Teachers have continued to develop the way they deliver learning remotely. This includes making the learning more tailored to pupils’ individual needs. You have a plan in place to deliver the school’s curriculum remotely if needed in the future."

The last full inspection report praised the headteacher and deputy head for "successfully steering the school in the right direction" to bring about improvement.