A primary school where ‘pupils are well known and cared for’ continues to be good, inspectors said.
Ribchester St Wilfrid’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, in Church Street, Ribchester, was visited by Ofsted on March 30 and inspectors said it ‘continues to be good’.
Inspectors said in the school ‘pupils are well known and cared for’ and feel safe.
The report said: “They, and their parents and carers, appreciate the supportive and kind environment that leaders create.
“Pupils enjoy coming to school.
“They relish both the academic and social opportunities they experience as part of the inclusive school community.
“For example, they talked with pride about their performances in a local production of a Shakespeare play.”
Inspectors said leaders set high expectations for all pupils and they rise to meet these high expectations of both behaviour and achievement.
Staff have created a culture of respect and tolerance and pupils respond well to this, treating each other with kindness and consideration.
Significant changes and improvements have been made to the curriculum in recent years, making it ‘broad and suitably ambitious for all pupils, including those with SEND’.
Inspectors said despite this, in a small number of subjects ‘leaders are still in the process of deciding the precise information that they want pupils to learn’.
The report adds: “As a result, some teaching does not deepen and develop pupils’ subject-specific knowledge well enough.
“At times, teachers do not check effectively how well pupils are learning so that they can adapt their teaching accordingly.
“Consequently, a small number of pupils develop misconceptions and do not build on what they already know as well as they could.”
Pupils with special educational needs follow the same curriculum as their peers and staff receive ongoing training to ensure they swiftly and effectively identify and address pupils’ additional needs.
Pupils receive a wide range of experiences during their school life and learn about different faiths and beliefs.
The report said: “They understand and appreciate the importance of respect and tolerance in modern British life.
“They actively contribute to daily school life, for example by becoming part of the pupil leadership team or a house captain.
“This helps pupils to develop a sense of responsibility and moral awareness.”
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.