A PRIMARY school in Shipley has been praised by Ofsted following a recent inspection.

St Walburga’s Catholic Primary School, in Victoria Park, was rated Good by inspectors.

In the report, it said: “Pupils benefit from teaching which is matched precisely to their starting points.

“Pupils who have not fully grasped a concept are identified promptly and are given additional support.

"Pupils typically develop a deep mathematical understanding. As a result of this improvement to the quality of teaching, the proportion of pupils reaching the higher standards of learning is now above average.

“Pupils enjoy their learning in the wider curriculum and are often knowledgeable about the topics they have studied.

"Plans for wider curriculum subjects, such as science and geography, set out expectations that pupils will build increasingly complex knowledge as they move through the school.

"Subject leaders demonstrate high levels of expertise in their subject areas and have started to take responsibility for strengthening teaching.

“Almost all pupils read fluently by the end of Key Stage 1. KS2 pupils expressed a real love of reading, and they understand its value.

"Pupils are typically independent, articulate and enthusiastic learners who consistently show respect for others. They demonstrate tolerant, inclusive views and are sensitive to the needs of their peers.

"Pupils enjoy their time at school. This enthusiasm contributes to pupils’ above-average rates of attendance."

To become Outstanding, the school was told to improve the teaching of phonics, and also improve reading and writing levels.