A CLAYTON primary has been judged as an "outstanding Catholic primary school."

St Anthony's Catholic Primary on Bradford Road received the judgement from the Diocese of Leeds, which recently inspected the school's religious education and Catholic life.

The school was judged outstanding in all three categories, Catholic life, religious education and collective worship.

It comes just a few months after Ofsted inspectors visited the school, and judged that it remained 'good' and saying head Madeleine Bannister had an "uncompromising desire for the school to constantly improve."

The Diocese report said: "School leaders and governors promote, monitor and evaluate the provision for the Catholic life of the school to an outstanding degree. They are all deeply committed to the church’s mission in education and are able to share their enthusiasm and their ambition for the school: they are an inspiration to the whole community.

"Almost all pupils are alert to the needs of others and seek justice for all within and beyond the school community.

"Almost all pupils appreciate, value and actively participate in the Catholic Life and mission of the school.

"All staff have excellent RE subject knowledge and are confident in teaching and sharing their faith."

The school has 244 pupils on its roll, of which 47 per cent are Catholic pupils.