A primary school has received a first class report.

Millwood Primary School in Radcliffe, has again been rated as outstanding by the education watchdog.

Ofsted described the school as a highly inclusive and inspiring place to be.

The report said: “Pupils are greeted by staff with open arms and in return respond with beaming smiles.

“Pupils have a strong sense of belonging and thrive.”

Behaviour was described as exemplary with staff being finely attuned to the feelings and anxieties of pupils and they are successful at minimising them, any bullying that happens is dealt with immediately and sensitively.

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The report continued: “Opening the world up to pupils is a top priority.

“Pupils benefit from a memorable range of activities to promote their wider personal development.

“This includes involvement in many local community projects and access to a wide range of clubs, such as football, singing and signing, junk modelling, transport club and wellie walking.”

The report outlined many things that the school does well in, reflecting the fact that it was graded as ‘outstanding’ in February 2013 too.

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It stated that leaders designed a highly effective and ambitious curriculum that pupils benefit from rich and engaging learning experiences.

The curriculum therefore allows pupils to have exceptional achievement.

The report stated that the school’s leaders have a determination to give all pupils a voice.

It said: “Adults carefully consider the best way to use the wide range of strategies available to help pupils communicate.

“They use visual signing and picture-based communication systems to help pupils build their attention, listening skills and engage in activities.

“They also encourage pupils to make choices, express their views and assert their rights.”

The safeguarding arrangements were highly praised, and it was mentioned to be an integral part in all that the school does.

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The report said: “Leaders and staff are well trained and the procedures in place to identify and report concerns are well understood by staff. Staff are tenacious advocates for all pupils.

“They are vigilant in looking for indications that pupils could be at risk of harm, especially as most pupils are unable to communicate easily.

“When safeguarding needs are identified, leaders engage very well with external agencies to get timely support for pupils and their families.

“Safety runs visibly through the taught curriculum. Pupils learn about asking someone to ‘stop’ if they are not happy with a situation.

“They are given a strong voice in their own care and safeguarding.”

Headteacher, Joanne Hurst said: “I am delighted that Millwood School has been recognised for its inclusive and inspiring culture, high expectations, highly effective and ambitious curriculum and our commitment to our school vision to open up the world for our school family.

“It is a privilege to lead an exceptional and highly skilled team of staff who work tirelessly to ensure each child feels safe, welcome, heard and able to reach their full potential.

“I would like to thank the staff and our whole school community for their dedication and support in achieving such as positive outcome, including our governors who support and hold the school leaders to account and our parents and carers who work closely with school.

“Most importantly, I would like to recognise our amazing children who make us proud every day and are at the heart of everything we do.

“We will continue to develop our curriculum and opportunities to meet the needs of each individual child.”

Chair of governors, Debi Walker said: “As a governing body, we are very proud of the staff and children at Millwood School.

“The report is a great reflection of the amazing child-centred work that happens at Millwood to ensure each and every child can meet their full potential.”