Staff and pupils at a Bury primary school are “thrilled” following a glowing first inspection by the education watchdog.

Holy Trinity CE Primary School on Cecil Street has received an overall rating of "good" by regulator Ofsted after inspectors found it to be a “welcoming place for all” where “pupils are happy and safe".

The school received the positive ranking after its first inspection since joining the Roch Valley Church of England Multi Academy Trust and becoming an academy in 2018.

Inspectors noted the school, which was formerly known as Holy Trinity Primary School, had made significant gains since becoming an academy as its predecessor school had previously been rated as "requires improvement".

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The report, published earlier this week, praised the school’s leadership, curriculum and pastoral support.

It said: “Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ achievements. They are ambitious for all pupils.

"Pupils work hard to meet the expectations set out by leaders and teachers. They are keen to do their best.

“From the early years to Year 6, leaders have set out an ambitious curriculum for pupils and children.

"Across a range of curriculum areas and subjects, leaders have successfully identified the knowledge that all pupils, including children in the early years, must learn.

“Pupils with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) are well supported by teachers across the school.

"Teachers and leaders identify any pupils with additional needs quickly and effectively.

"They provide timely support to help pupils with SEND to access the full curriculum.”

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The school was rated "good" in all the five main areas it was monitored on.

Head of school Alison Knott said: “We are thrilled with the outcome of the Ofsted inspection.

“This is a tremendous achievement for the school and one that we are very proud of.

“It reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff, the commitment of our pupils and the support of our parents, governors, trustees and wider community.

“We are committed to maintaining the high standard and continuing to provide the best possible education for the children at Holy Trinity.”

Trust executive lead Sheryl Farnworth said: “Through the hard work and determination of a dedicated leadership and staff team, governors and trustees, Holy Trinity can celebrate with pride its recent Ofsted success.

“With the support of the parent community the school creates an ethos of care to ensure all children flourish and enjoy school and are rightly proud of their achievements."