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ACHIEVEMENTS at a County Durham primary are rising fast, after it was marked as good in all aspects.

Ofsted inspectors said the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and leadership at Seascape Primary School in Peterlee, are all good.

“From typically very low starting points, pupils achieve well,” the report read. “Although over time, pupils’ standards leaving in Year 6 have been low, they have been, and are now rising at a faster rate than nationally.

“Currently, pupils are on track to reach broadly average standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the school.

“Good and sometimes outstanding teaching has helped the majority of pupils of all abilities and groups to make at least good, and in many cases, outstanding progress over the last three years.”

The inspectors said the way reading is taught is a particular strength of the East Durham school.

“Typically, behaviour is good and makes a major contribution to pupils’ learning and personal development,” they said in their report.