CHILDREN and staff are celebrating at a school in Yate after receiving another good Ofsted result.

St Mary's Primary has been rated as good following an inspection by education watchdog Ofsted in October. 

In the report, pupils were described by inspectors as “happy” who display “good manners” and have “positive attitudes to their learning”. 

Meanwhile, teachers were described as “ambitious”, “engaging” and “fun”. 

Inspectors also praised leaders at the school for developing a curriculum that meets
the needs of all pupils, including those with SEND.

The primary - which currently teaches 315 pupils - achieved a good rating in all five categories including education, behaviour, development, leadership and early years. 

Headteacher Bethan Scriven said: “We are delighted with the report that recognises that we continue to be a good school. 

“We were very proud of our children during the inspection as they were able to articulate themselves with such clarity and confidence. 

“We are a well-established staff team who are highly committed to the children. 

“The team provides consistency, high expectations and excellent academic and wider opportunities for our pupils. 

“I am thrilled that the report recognises that the staff are a strength of our school.”

According to the report, the school also prioritises reading, with staff eager for students to develop a love of reading.

The report reads: “Pupils enjoy being buddies for younger children, teaching them to read and play games at lunchtime.

“Pupils talk about the different types of books they read by a wide range of
authors. This means they develop a deeper understanding of the books they read.

“In most areas, leaders have ensured that teachers teach what pupils need to know

“Classroom environments are a safe place for pupils. As a result, pupils collaborate well with one another and share their ideas sensibly.”

However, inspectors say that in some subjects, where the curriculum is new, there are some gaps in what pupils know and remember. 

Inspectors say the school needs to improve by ensuring that the curriculum encourages all students to build knowledge over time, so they know and remember more.

You can view the full report here -