A SCHOOL has been given the thumbs-up.
Blackfell Primary School, in Washington, was graded good overall by Ofsted inspectors.
They said it missed out on being graded outstanding because attainment in maths was not as high as in English, and teaching was not consistently good or better.
However, inspectors said: “Attainment is above average by the end of Year 6 and pupils make good progress overall from their starting points.
“They make excellent progress in reading.”
Inspectors said children with special needs made good progress because of the effective support they received.
They added: “Teaching is good because generally teachers have high expectations of pupils.
“Teachers’ assessments are accurate and pupils engage well in lessons.
“However, the pace in some lessons, particularly in mathematics, can be slower and on occasions, insufficient challenge is provided for learners.
“Pupils enjoy school and this is reflected in their consistently high attendance.
“Pupils demonstrate good relationships with their friends and with adults.
“They behave well, although opportunities for them to manage their own behaviour in investigative learning situations could be stronger.”