PUPILS are ‘polite and respectful’ at Comberbach Primary, which remains to be a ‘good’ school.

This is according to Ofsted inspectors, who praised the school as being a family-orientated and caring place for children after their visit.

Inspectors were also impressed with the way that leaders, governors and staff share high expectations for every pupil.

And this allows children to flourish by developing their talents through a wide range of experiences.

In his report, lead inspector Ahmed Marikar said: “Pupils enjoy coming to school, are polite and respectful, behave well and work hard in lessons.

“The pupils that I spoke with said that they feel safe in school. They said that bullying rarely happens, and when it does, staff deal with it quickly.

“Pupils value the opportunity to take on responsibilities, such as school councillors, road safety officers and science ambassadors.

“Many parents and carers are positive about the improvements in teaching and pupils’ behaviour since the executive headteacher took up post.”

To achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating, Mr Marikar added that despite having a well-structured and coherent curriculum, relatively new plans for some subjects have not had sufficient time to become established across the school.

Leaders should ensure that the curriculum plans are successfully delivered, so that pupils make up for any gaps in their learning.

Annette Williams, recently appointed executive headteacher and CEO of Weaver Trust, said that the school is in a great position to build on its positive Ofsted report.

“We are delighted that the inspector recognised the strengths within the school, particularly regarding the behaviour of our children and how hard they work,” she added.

“Having only just introduced a new curriculum into school, we understand that this needs to be embedded, and Weaver Trust has a complete training plan to ensure all subject leaders are experts within their own subjects.

“Having had Ofsted at the very beginning of a new journey for Comberbach Primary School has meant we have had affirmation of our strengths and areas for improvement.

“We are very excited to continue on our journey and are in such a strong position, with committed and enthusiastic staff.”