Head teacher Paul Shanks celebrating the news with pupils from each class. Picture: Tony Jones.

Gaywood Community Primary School has been rated “good” across the board following its latest Ofsted inspection.

The education watchdog found “significant improvement”  when it visited the Field Lane school last month.

Key areas including teaching, leadership, management and pupils’ behaviour, are praised in the Ofsted report, published at the end of last week.

The school, which has 417 pupils on its roll, was found to require improvement following its previous inspection two years ago.

“Subjects are taught through themes that are highly stimulating and which provide excellent scope for work across different subjects,” the report reads.

“Lively displays, linked to the themes, help to create an exceptionally  good environment for learning.”

Inspectors found pupils were increasingly confident in their maths skills and standards in writing were high.

“Children in the early years get a good start to their education,” the report goes on.

“A wide range of interesting and exciting activities capture their imaginations highly effectively.”

There was also praise for head teacher Paul Shanks, the senior leadership team and governors, as well as teaching assistants at the school.

Inspectors noted that pupils’ transition into new classes was not always smooth and there was more to do in the teaching of maths.

Mr Shanks said the whole school was pleased with the report.

“The children, staff and parents working together has really paid-off,” he added.

“We are not where we want to be yet, but we have a really good platform to carry on from.”