A PRIMARY school in Bradford has retained its Good rating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Ofsted inspectors noted “marked improvement in specific areas” on the visit to Horton Park Primary School last month.

They also said the school could have “significantly improved overall” since its last inspection in 2012.

The report said: “The school has improved the quality of teaching by ensuring that all lessons include activities that cater for the needs of all pupils, including the most able and disadvantaged pupils.

“Pupils’ outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 have been excellent and in the top 20 per cent of schools nationally for the last three years.

“There is a strong safeguarding culture in the school. All staff know the pupils well and you ensure that the monitoring of pupils’ welfare is thorough.

“Pupils are very polite and respectful to each other and to staff. Attitudes to learning, behaviour in lessons and conduct around the school environment are exemplary.”

To improve further, Horton Park was told to increase the number of children achieving at a good level in Reception, and standards in phonics in Year 2.

The school was recently made a Centre for Excellence due to its great results for pupils, the first in Bradford to receive the accolade.

It became part of the Exceed Academies Trust in 2016.