PUPILS at Lawn primary have been shouting from the rooftops this week after Ofsted said the school remains good.

Inspectors stopped by the school just before the summer holidays to gather their findings and decided to give the glowing rating – five years since their last visit.

In his report, Her Majesty's Inspector Steve Smith said: “You are determined to raise achievement for all pupils in the school.

"To this end, you insist on a ‘no excuses’ culture in which barriers to learning are there to be overcome. You are supported effectively by the wider senior leadership team members, who are committed, energised and skilled in their different roles.

“Leaders have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. This is because they take an honest, open approach to self-evaluation.

"Leaders are not afraid to tackle areas that need development. Consequently, they were quick to analyse 2016 achievement information, identify areas for improvement and take appropriate action.

“Pupils behave well in response to the high expectations of staff, the quality of teaching and the vibrant, colourful school environment. They enjoy their learning and their wider experience of school.

“One pupil who spoke with me said, ‘I enjoy all the lessons because you learn a lot and the teachers are really friendly'.”

Ofsted praised the school on having “a strong culture of safeguarding” where teachers and staff understand their duty to be vigilant and report concerns.

In 2016, pupils who left Lawn Primary School at the end of key stage 2 achieved in line with the national average overall in reading, writing and mathematics.

In 2017, the overall attainment of pupils has been much higher than last year and in line with, or higher than, the national average for all subjects – something which has been identified as a complimentary attribute for the school.

Headteacher Kelly Osborne-James was over the moon with the report and said it was a team effort in showcasing the best Lawn has to offer.

“It is testimony to the sheer hard work and commitment by staff, governors and pupils not forgetting the invaluable parental support we genuinely appreciate,” she said.

“It is our motto in action – pursue the best.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved and we look forward with great excitement for the future especially as we now embrace our nursery provision which started this September.

“For me, positivity permeated the whole report.

“Personally, it was very rewarding to read the pupil comments which makes our hard work worthwhile.

“I would like to thank everyone who contributes daily to the life of the school and to making it the happy, caring and excellent school that it is.”