A SECONDARY school in the district has retained its Good rating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Crawshaw Academy, in Pudsey, was commended by inspectors for its high expectations and “ethos of care”.

In the report, Ofsted said: “Pupils make good progress across a range of subjects.

“Leaders place a high priority on pupils’ academic success. They ensure pupils are well prepared for their next steps.

“Teachers are supported effectively by their subject leaders and demonstrate good subject knowledge.

“Pupils are courteous and friendly. The very large majority of pupils enjoy their learning.

“This is supported by positive relationships between pupils and staff.

“Students in the sixth form have high aspirations, and benefit from good careers guidance.

“The headteacher, chief executive and governors are highly ambitious for the school.

“They have created an ethos of care and high expectations across the school.”

To become Outstanding, the school was told it needs to reduce the number of disadvantaged students who are regularly absent, embed improvement strategies further across all subjects, and continue to develop the quality of its sixth form.