A primary school has been praised after its latest inspection.

Old Hall Primary School on Springside View in Brandlesholme has been rated "good" after a review by education watchdog Ofsted.

The school, which was inspected on September 27 and 28, is known to have "high expectations" for their academic achievement" and pupils are "engaged and interested in their learning", the Ofsted report said.

"Pupils learn how to look after their own mental health" and "staff encourage them to treat each other with kindness and celebrate each other’s achievements".

The school recently provided teachers with training for individual subjects to support their curriculum.

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The report said: “The school has recently introduced more rigorous checks on pupils’ learning over time.

“In some subjects, teachers use the information they gather from these checks well to shape future learning.”

It was noted in the report that in a minority of subjects some teachers were unclear about the precise content that pupils should learn.

"This prevents pupils from developing a deep understanding of subject-specific concepts and, as a result, they do not achieve as well as they could" the report said.

But teachers "give clear explanations and are skilled at identifying and addressing misconceptions that pupils may have during lessons".

The school also provides "many opportunities that the school provides for them to develop themselves beyond the academic curriculum".

The school was also rated "good" after its last full inspection in 2014.

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Headteacher Nicola Carlile, who was appointed in January this year, said: “As we would expect, the inspection process was extremely thorough.

“The final report gives a clear and concise summary of the very many things we do well each and every day here at Old Hall.

“It also accurately reflects where we currently are in our curriculum development.

“The positive feedback we received will help guide us in becoming even better in the future.

“We are incredibly proud of our fantastic children, the skilled staff and our partnerships with parents and carers in order to secure the very best outcomes for children here.

“We have high expectations for all our children, and it is extremely pleasing that the report notes that not only do our pupils with SEND have access to the same ambitions curriculum as their peers, but they also achieve well.”

The school’s chair of governors, Barrie Rostron, added: “The governing body are delighted with the outcome of the inspection and the recognition of the positive impact of recent changes.

“We all look forward to the school continuing to go from strength to strength.”