A PRIMARY school in Ainsworth has been given an outstanding rating after its latest Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) report.

Christ Church Ainsworth C of E Primary School, in Tommy Lane, which has 273 pupils in total, was visited on March 16 by inspector Robert Haigh.

A previous inspection in 2012 also receiving an outstanding rating.

The latest report said that the school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners and praised the impact of collective worship, saying it was “distinctive and effective” as a Church of England school.

It said: “Christ Church is a happy and vibrant place to grow and learn.

“Worship is at the heart of school life where pupils and adults enjoy coming together for prayer and speak about the inspiration, strength and learning this provides.”

The inspector also praised the Head Teacher for his “Christian leadership”, stating that he inspires teamwork which enables staff and pupils to embrace change.

David Gerrard, Head Teacher at the school: “We are delighted that our ‘family’ school has again been judged as an outstanding church school.

“This is down to the hard work and dedication of the whole school community, but particularly the children, who represented our Christian ethos and values superbly.”