A primary school in Elton is ‘tremendously proud’ after it received a glowing inspection by the education watchdog.

Elton Primary School, on Alston Street, has been praised as a ‘happy, safe and caring’ environment where ‘everyone is valued’ following its first Ofsted inspection since 2018.

The school, which is part of the Bury College Education Trust, was awarded an overall grading of ‘good’ by inspectors who praised its provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and commitment to outdoor learning.

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In their report, inspectors said: “Pupils thoroughly enjoy learning and playing at this school. It is a happy, safe, caring and creative environment where everyone is valued. Pupils know that staff expect them to do their very best.

“They work hard in lessons and become successful learners who achieve well.”

The school was also praised for its ambitious curriculum that is ‘tailored to the needs of pupils at the school.

Inspectors continued: “It reflects the diverse range of cultures and backgrounds represented in the school and in modern Britain.

“The curriculum makes good use of the rich heritage of the local area, such as the East Lancashire Railway and the Victorian cotton mills.

“Teachers know what pupils should learn and when they should learn it. Teachers have detailed knowledge of the subjects that they teach.”

Emma Collopy, headteacher at Elton Primary School, said: “We are tremendously proud to have all our efforts recognised by Ofsted in such a glowing report, but especially proud to read all the wonderful comments about our pupils and have such incredibly positive feedback from our parents and carers.

“We have a tight-knit community here at school and encourage our families to work in partnership with us to help realise our aim of successfully helping each child to achieve their full potential.

"Achieving such a positive report is the result of our ongoing team efforts to make Elton the best school it can be.”

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David Stephens, CEO of Bury College Education Trust, said: “This is a fantastic report and a real credit to the whole school community.

“Our aspiration for all children across our trust is that, throughout their school journey, they will fulfil their academic potential and become successful lifelong learners and it is clear that Elton Primary School is doing everything possible to meet this aim and support its pupils to flourish and thrive.”