FOUR Bradford primary schools and a nursery have managed to retain their Good and Outstanding ratings.

Ofsted visited two of the schools in February and the nursery and one other primary in March, before the lockdown put a halt to traditional methods of education.

The three primary schools were rated Good, while the nursery kept its Outstanding rating.

Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families, in Basil Street (top-left) was visited by the education watchdog on March 3 and 4.

It continued to be an Outstanding nursery.

Children at the nursery have an "exceptional start" and "love coming to school and taking part in the exciting range of activities on offer".

This includes selling real vegetables as part of roleplay, taking advantage of the "impressive" outdoor area and visiting Bradford's museums on the school mini-bus.

Canterbury Nursery is described as having a calm and productive atmosphere and parents have nothing but praise for the school.

The report states: "Leaders and governors know their school and community extremely well.

"Staff plan activities for the children to celebrate the diversity in the local community.

"Everyone is welcome to the many events throughout the year, and they are very well attended."

Russell Hall Primary, in Queensbury (top-right), is the largest school on this list, with 247 pupils.

It received a Good rating when visited by Ofsted on March 4 and 5.

Behaviour is a strong point at the school.

The report states: "Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively when it occurs.

"There are high expectations of every pupil."

Children there want to do well and understand the school's six key values, which underpin all they do and link closely to British values.

The report states: "There are wide-ranging activities to support pupils in understanding the world around them.

"A well-developed curriculum ensures pupils understand different faiths and cultures.

"This is supported by visits to different places of worship.

"There are also regular visits from local religious leaders."

Pupils are also given the chance to take on leadership roles, which they can apply for in key stage two.

The report states: " Many of the roles mean pupils support their peers and younger children.

"The roles teach them how to be empathetic and kind.

"They also help them to take pride in their school."

St Paul's Church of England (CofE) Primary School, in Buttershaw (bottom-left), was visited by Ofsted on February 11 and 12.

It maintained its Good rating and was praised for teaching pupils about different careers, and the pathways to get there.

The report states: "The wider curriculum supports pupils beyond their classroom learning.

"There are regular activities linked to developing pupils’ understanding of the world around them."

This includes learning about different faiths and cultures, which breeds a culture of tolerance, respect and kindness.

Clayton Village Primary School, in John Street (bottom-right), also received a Good rating.

It was visited by an inspector on February 25 and 26.

Pupils at the school are enthusiastic about their learning and feel well supported no matter what their ability is.

The report states: "They particularly like the practical lessons and doing science experiments.

"They say that while some pupils ‘smash it’ in lessons, there is help, if they need it, for those who may find the work a bit harder."

Reading is promoted as something to enjoy at Clayton.

The report states: "Children in the reception class have the chance to read in the classroom bed.

"Here they enjoy a selection of bright and inviting picture books.

"In the rest of the school, there are frequent opportunities for pupils to read.

"They say they like the daily DEAR (‘drop everything and read’) sessions.

"Pupils, including previously reluctant readers, now really enjoy reading."

Two Bradford childcare providers have also been deemed to be "compliant" after visits from Ofsted.

Both Raising Explorers Bradford, in Carlisle Road and KipMcGrath Education Centre, in New Line, were visited on March 10.