A BRADFORD primary school is celebrating after maintaining its ‘good’ rating from Ofsted for a fifth consecutive year.

Wibsey Primary School received its latest report following an inspection at the start of January, just over five years since it was first judged to good in November 2012.

In the report, head teacher Nigel Cooper and his leadership team are praised by inspector Mark Evans for the steps taken to maintain the good quality of education since the school was last inspected and to ensure the school continued to keep improving.

Other positives highlighted in the report included the higher profile of reading in the school, following it being found to be relatively disappointing in 2017 Key Stage 2 tests.

This includes having a well-stocked library, a reading area, class reading sessions and more challenging books.

The report said children moving into Year 1 were well prepared thanks to their experiences in nursery and Reception, and the number of children achieving a good level of development by the end of Reception had increased in the past four years.

Pupils told inspectors they felt safe and knew how to stay safe, thanks to regular training, and school staff were commended for the “culture of safeguarding in the school”.

The teaching of phonics was also identified as a strength by the inspector.

Mr Evans said: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

“You know the community the school serves well.

“You are keenly aware of its needs and aspirations. You are realistic and accurate in what needs to be done to improve the school further. You have ensured that the school has the leadership capacity to continue to improve.”

The school was also praised for having “skilfully developed a vision for the school where all staff take responsibility for the quality of the provision the school offers its pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, and the wider community”.

Head teacher Mr Cooper said: “We are really pleased with this report as we feel it mirrors how the school sees itself, including how to continue to improve.

“We are proud of Wibsey Primary and that the school has been judged by Ofsted to be ‘good’ again.

“It is particularly important for families in Wibsey, and more widely Bradford, to have good community schools.

“This ‘good’ judgement is down to lots of hard work by the whole school community.”