THE head of a Bradford school has been described as "relentless" in her ambition to improve standards.

St Matthew's Catholic Primary in Allerton had been judged "good" at its last full Ofsted inspection in 2013.

Inspectors recently returned for a short inspection, and have written to head Katy Cox to say the school has continued to improve, and praised the "heavy investment" in the development of staff.

The letter says: "Over the last few years you have focused on developing further the leadership of the school and, along with the governing body, invested heavily in the development of staff.

"The leadership and management of the school has improved and has great capacity for even further improvement.

You are relentless in your ambition for continuous school improvement and you always put the children and pupils in your school at the heart of what you and your staff do.

"The relationships between staff and pupils are very positive. You have succeeded in creating a very warm, inclusive and caring environment where pupils and staff feel valued and supported."

It says that half of pupils in the school's early years speak English as an additional language, but that "All pupils make strong and sustained progress across the key stages and by the time they leave Year 6."

Mrs Cox said: "We are delighted with the very positive outcome of this inspection.

"The report reflects the dedication and hard work of our skilled team of staff and governors, our wonderful children, and their supportive families.

"St Matthew's is a great place to learn, and we feel the inspector witnessed this on his short visit. We are very proud of what we do every day, for every child, to ensure they can achieve the best they can."