STAFF and children at a Dales school which was placed in special measures three years ago are celebrating after their latest Ofsted report judged them 'Good' in all areas.

Hawes Primary School was inspected by Ofsted in September under a new framework, which has just come into force. The school achieved a good judgment for the Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Early Years Provision.

Inspectors highlighted in their report that pupils "enjoy school" and "behave well". They also applauded older pupils as "very good role models for the youngest pupils to follow."

New headteacher Hannah Vasey was appointed in 2016 when the school also became part of the Yorkshire Collaborative Academy Trust.

Don Parker, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: "I am pleased to announce that Hawes Primary School has been judged a good school by OFSTED. The school was sponsored by the Trust in October 2016. This judgement has been a great achievement by the children, staff, governors and parents. Everyone has made a huge commitment to improve the school."

Headteacher Hanna Vasey added: "Our Ofsted report clearly shows that we have happy children who enjoy coming to school. It recognises the support that we have received from the Trust so that teachers have good subject knowledge and share their love of reading with the pupils.

"It also acknowledges the work we have done on our curriculum to develop the growing awareness for pupils of life beyond the school’s rural location. I am so proud of the fact that the dedication and determination of the staff has been recognised."

The Chair of Governors, Jan Linsley said: "I am delighted by the progress the school has made over the past few years.

"This is Hanna’s first headship and she has done an amazing job here. As governors we are very proud of our children and the on-going commitment from families and we are very grateful for the support from YCAT."