HAPPY DAYS: Ashwicken Primary School pupils celebrate Ofsted with headteacher Sue Collison.

Ashwicken Primary School has maintained its ‘good’ Ofsted status in its latest inspection.

Inspectors visited the school in February for a short inspection – the first since the school was judged to be good in May 2012.

The report said: “The school is a haven of calm and co-operation, with adults and pupils enjoying working together.”

Inspectors found the pupils behaved exceptionally well and  pupils make good progress because teachers have high expectations of them.

Headteacher Susan Collison said: “Everyone is delighted that the findings are so positive.

“It was recognised that our school has a really happy family ethos where every child’s needs are met. I am very proud of the staff and governors for creating such a vibrant and inspiring learning environment where there are always new initiatives going on to engage and challenge our children.”

The inspection focused on reading because in 2016 the proportion of pupils in Year 6 who achieved the expected standard in reading was below that found nationally.

Inspectors found that the school had acted swiftly to implement changes which are proving effective.

There was also praise for how well the most able pupils are challenged, and for the extra-curricular activities on offer.

The next steps are for teachers to more consistently challenge the most able pupils in subjects other than English and Maths, and for school leaders to ensure systems for tracking progress are used by all subject leaders.