WHITEGATE Primary School has retained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating thanks to its ‘very skilled’ teachers.

Inspectors praised the way that the staff use questions to drive a deeper learning, which ultimately leads to a good quality of teaching.

The good behaviour of pupils was also highlighted, with very few incidents of misbehaviour apparent.

According to Ofsted’s latest report, strong leadership has driven improvement further since the last inspection, meaning that almost all pupils are now making good progress across a range of subjects.

Effective action has also been taken by the school to improve pupils’ attendance through a range of strategies.

When in lessons, pupils learn from a ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum, which contributes to the good progress that they make.

The school also promotes social, moral, spiritual and cultural education, so that pupils’ understanding of equality, diversity and fundamental British values is ‘very well developed’.

Those pupils who have special educational needs and disabilities are well supported and make good progress from their starting points.

Children in the early years make good progress and most children are ready for year one by the time that they finish their reception year.

To improve, Ofsted say that Whitegate Primary should further develop the curriculum and continue to develop pupils’ spelling, punctuation and grammar at key stage one.

The school was rated ‘good’ in each of its previous inspections in 2013 and 2008.