A BRADFORD primary school is celebrating moving up the Ofsted rating ladder from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'.

Westminster C of E Primary School, in Undercliffe, was inspected by the watchdog on September 20 and 21.

The Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust school, located on Westminster Road, has 484 pupils, aged between three and 11, on its role.

The report praised four years of hard work in the school following its previous inspection in June 2019.

It highlighted how the school delivers a respectful culture, supportive learning environment and carefully designed curriculum.

Inspectors said: “The school provides excellent support to parents and carers so that they can help their children learn, grow and stay safe.

"The school is keen to champion Bradford and West Yorkshire. Pupils develop a keen sense of belonging to their local community”. 

Inspectors found that pupils “engage well with activities” and “behaviour in lessons is calm”.

However the report did add that in some subjects, teachers "do not consistently emphasise and revisit important knowledge to check that pupils remember it". 

Pupils feel “confident about reporting concerns” because “teachers build positive relationships” with them.  

Parents and carers were also described as very supportive and positive about the school saying it “serves them, and their children, extremely well”.

Simon Gallacher, Headteacher at Westminster CofE Primary Academy, said: “I am delighted for everyone in our school and trust community that their unwavering support, hard work and dedication has been recognised.

"Our children deserve to be in a good school and I am immensely proud of them and their achievements.

"Westminster is an amazing place with amazing staff, and we are incredibly excited about the next phase of our journey to ensure our vision of Everyone Welcome, Everyone Belongs, Everyone Flourishes is a reality.”

The work of the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust was also described as “crucial and highly effective”.

Carol Dewhurst OBE, Chief Executive Officer at Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust, added: “This report perfectly endorses the very essence of Westminster Academy as a school committed and dedicated to serving its community, putting student wellbeing front and centre without compromising the quality of education being delivered day in and day out.

"So much hard work has gone in to transform this school into the wonderful, caring learning environment it is today, and I know that they will only continue to go from strength to strength as they look to the future."