CELEBRATIONS are underway at a Thornbury primary school after they received praise in a recent Ofsted report.

Following a visit from inspectors back in March, Crossways Infant School, which has 150 pupils, has learned it was graded “good”.

Inspectors praised the leadership team of the school, which is part of the Crossways Schools federation, for leading it through “a period of great change” since its last inspection in June 2013, with a good impact of teaching on pupils’ learning, and disadvantaged children now achieving outcomes with those of their peers in many subjects.

The report also commented on how teaching staff have helped pupils become more resilient in their learning, with pupils able to learn from their mistakes.

In its last inspection, the school also received a “Good” rating, something that head teacher Mark Toogood demonstrates the consistency of quality education being delivered by the school.

“We are very proud with the results of the inspection,” said Mr Toogood. “It is where we have estimated ourselves as being.

“The judgements made by the inspector reflect the hard work by the children and staff, which is then reinforced by the parents and governors.

“It is an aim of ours to achieve an outstanding mark, but with less and less schools achieving that in the current climate, we are very pleased with this result.

“A big thankyou and congratulations goes out to everyone involved. Although inspections can be quite stressful, this one went very smoothly because everyone handled it exceptionally well and showed what the school is truly about.”