A North East primary school has received a 'good' rating following an Ofsted report which highlighted its positive culture.

Skelton Primary School in Brecksfield was given a 'good' rating following its latest inspection by Ofsted.

The school, part of Hope Sentamu Learning Trust, was visited by Ofsted for its first full inspection since 2017 – where it was also rated good in every area.

The education body praised the school for its "respectful culture" and "broad and balanced" curriculum.

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Andrew Watson, head of school at Skelton Primary School, said: “I am thrilled with this Ofsted report, which has rated our school 'good' across all areas.

"I am proud to see that Ofsted recognises that Skelton Primary School is a nurturing and positive environment where pupils thrive and achieve well.

“It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff and I am proud of what they continue to achieve.

"We will continue to strive to ensure every pupil receives an excellent education that is well-rounded and ambitious.”

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In the report, school leaders are also praised for listening to pupils and providing a "safe, nurturing place to learn”.

It also commended the school's 'going for gold' initiative which helps teach pupils how to behave, and rewards students' conduct.

Inspectors also found pupils are able to identify bullying and feel confident to report it to teachers.

Helen Winn, the chief executive officer of Hope Sentamu Learning Trust, said: “I want to say a huge congratulations to Skelton Primary School for this fantastic Ofsted report.

"This reflects the high standards and ambitious approach that staff have for pupils whilst fostering a friendly and welcoming environment that helps them thrive.

"This is a real testament to Mr Watson and all of the staff for their continued commitment to ensuring every pupil receives the very best education."

The teaching of reading was highlighted as exemplary, with teachers being “highly skilled in supporting pupils to read.”

Pupils who need additional support learning to read were found to have received additional phonic tutoring.

The mathematics curriculum was also praised and teachers were found to provide opportunities for pupils to display their mathematical learning.

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They also found that the school delivers well-rounded education to early years and KS2 pupils.

Children with SEND are “identified quickly and receive the support they need” and have “termly targets” to help them achieve their full potential.

Personal development, community support, and its relationship with the Trust were also praised.