A NORTH YORKSHIRE primary school has been celebrating after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors.

Appleton Wiske Primary School, near Northallerton, was judged to be requiring improvement when it was inspected in 2018.

However, in its most recent inspection, carried out in March, it was assessed as good in all areas, with the Ofsted inspection team especially impressed by behaviour, attainment levels and the way in which the school is integrated into the heart of the local community.

Headteacher Neil Clark said: “I am absolutely delighted with the outcome and would like to say thank you to my tremendous, dedicated and hardworking staff.

“The report is a reflection of all that they do for the children and the school community. I would also like to thank all the families, past and present, who have supported our school over the years.

“We pride ourselves on our community status and value the link between home and school. The relationships we form are crucial in providing our pupils with the very best opportunities and experiences.”

The Ofsted team highlighted reading and literacy as particular strengths, along with the early years provision offered at Appleton Wiske.

The Ofsted report said: “Appleton Wiske is a caring village school that is well regarded by its community. There are high expectations of all pupils, and pupils are proud of their school and enjoy attending.

“There is a calm and purposeful atmosphere, and pupils behave well in lessons. They have positive attitudes to learning, and parents praise the school’s efforts to develop pupils as responsible and active citizens.

“There is a strong sense of community, and older pupils read to younger pupils regularly. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are fully integrated into the life of the school.”