A VILLAGE school has won top marks from Government inspectors.

Lockwood Primary School, in Boosbeck, "is an effective school that provides a good education for its pupils," said an Ofsted report. "The leadership and management of the school are very good and there is a clear educational direction for the school's work."

The inspectors found that the staff at the 170 pupil east Cleveland school, work well as a team with the governors to the benefit of the pupils.

The report states: "The size of the school has grown since the last inspection and this is due to the school's improved standards.''

Headteacher Julie Green said: "We are really pleased with the report's findings. It's a credit to everyone - pupils, staff, parents and governors.''

The school is drawing up bids for Government funding to extend existing buildings.