A BRADFORD primary school has received its best-ever rating after a recent Ofsted visit.

Reevy Hill Primary, in Bedale Drive, Buttershaw was deemed to be "Good" overall by the education watchdog, when it visited back in October.

That was the rating it also received for all but one of the five main inspection categories.

The report described Reevy Hill as "a caring and welcoming school" where "pupils are happy, smiling and feel safe."

The inspector also picked out the school's "Dream, Believe, Achieve" motto as a positive which is embedded into everyday life at the primary.

The report continues: "The headteacher and his staff want every pupil to do their very best in all aspects of school life.

"Teachers know their pupils very well. Relationships between teachers and pupils are

very positive.

"There is a calm atmosphere around the school. Pupils behave well.

"They say that bullying is rare and when it does happen, teachers sort things out quickly."

Reevy Hill's curriculum is also well developed with subjects often linked to another lesson, according to the report.

For example, the inspector witnessed Year 6 pupils carrying out experiments in science and then using their maths knowledge to create graphs.

There was also focus on the school's rapid improvements over the past two years.

The report said: "Since his appointment, the headteacher, has worked hard to improve the school.

"Staff and parents said how much the school has improved over the last two years.

"Parents’ views about the school have strengthened over time. Parents told inspectors that the ‘school cares’ and ‘the headteacher listens’".

Mick McKenna, Headteacher, said: "I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised the wide range of improvements that we have made here at Reevy Hill.

"In particular, I was pleased to note that inspectors found that relationships between teachers and pupils are very positive and that there is a calm atmosphere around the school.

"It was also fantastic to hear that parents praised the transformation that has taken place.

"This is such an important part of our approach.

"Through positive relationships across our community, happy and motivated pupils and inspiring and dedicated staff, we encourage every child to ‘Dream, Believe and Achieve’ throughout their lives.

"An education at Reevy Hill Primary now provides an excellent platform for our pupils to do just that."

But the report does indicate improvements can still be made in its early years provision.

Leaders have recently reviewed the curriculum in Reception, but teachers are only beginning to think about the order in which children learn things.

The report does say though: "Children in the early years settle in quickly because adults help them to feel safe, secure and welcome.

"Children share and take turns when learning.

"Children move about safely, both indoors and outdoors."

The school joined the Leading Learners Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) back in 2016.

Before then, Reevy Hill had received a mixture of "Inadequate" and "Requires Improvement" ratings and two "Satisfactory" inspections under the old rating system.

Mr McKenna said: "This report is certainly a significant, and proud, milestone on our journey and we look forward to taking on board the feedback from Ofsted and continuing to do our very best for our children."

Yvonne Brown, CEO of the Leading Learners MAT, said: "Many congratulations to everyone across the Reevy Hill Primary community who plays a part in supporting our wonderful children every day.

"The way in which this community has worked together to transform this school, from governors, leaders and teachers, to support staff and parents, is incredible.

"The vision, drive and determination to provide the very best education for each and every pupil is clear to see at Reevy Hill and we look forward to what the future holds."