Improved rating for primary school

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SCHOOL inspectors have given the thumbs-up to a Sunderland primary.

Albany Village Primary School, in Washington, was rated good overall by Ofsted.

The grading is an improvement on the school’s previous inspection, when it was marked as satisfactory.

A report from the inspectors about the Crossgill school, said: “Pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics has improved to be in line with the national average.

“The majority of pupils learn well and make good progress by the end of Key Stage 2.

“Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs achieve equally as well as others given their starting points, because appropriate interventions and support are used effectively to address their individual needs.

“Teaching is good overall. Teachers provide a curriculum which engages pupils and motivates them to learn.”

To improve further, the primary needs to raise achievement, ensuring consistently good and better progress, especially in reading and mathematics, and to increase the proportion of outstanding teaching.