A PRIMARY school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors, who said it “enables pupils to flourish.”

Calverley Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School was visited by inspectors late last year for the first time since the school was judged “good” in 2014.

Following their short inspection they wrote to head Robert Curran, who took on the role two years ago, to say the school has maintained its high standards. The letter says: “The tangible nurturing ethos that is at the heart of your school enables pupils to flourish. You have created a culture where everyone is welcomed and respected.”

It says Mr Curran has “provided strong leadership, steering the school successfully through a period of expansion and a new build. You have effectively developed the leadership capacity in the school.

“In a collaborative way, you have empowered new leaders to make decisions and take actions to bring about improvements throughout the school. You have created a very strong senior leadership team that is founded on honest and open professional relationships.”

It says pupils are “extremely positive” about their school and “relish their learning”. It adds: “They value the friendly and caring ethos of their school and the support and encouragement that they receive from their teachers.”

Parents are “overwhelmingly positive” about the school and "Are full of praise for the school’s welcoming ethos and its ‘wonderful sense of community’."

Mr Curran said: “It is a result of a lot of hard work from all the staff, governors, parents and of course the children. The report clearly states that our school has a number of strengths and we will be continuing to work hard to secure further improvement.”