STAFF and pupils at a local primary school are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating in their latest Ofsted report.

Hunningley Primary Academy, based at Stairfoot, were inspected by Ofsted in March – and were rated Outstanding in all areas.

In their report, inspectors praised the school for the ‘exceptional level of care’ that pupils receive.

Inspectors also highlighted the friendly and inclusive culture, supported by the ‘exemplary’ behaviour and attitudes of pupils.

Described as ‘kind, courteous and polite’, they have compassion for others and ‘want to make a difference to their community and the wider world’.

According to the report, pupils show respect for different faiths and cultures and demonstrate kindness and maturity in understanding the importance of treating people fairly.

Catherine Horton-Hale, principal of Hunningley Primary Academy, said: “I am thrilled that Hunningley Primary Academy has been rated ‘outstanding’ across the board by Ofsted.

“At Hunningley, we aim to inspire in our pupils a love of learning and to promote values of respect and kindness, so it is very pleasing that Ofsted recognised this in their report.

“I would like to thank everyone across our school community – including staff, pupils, and their families – for their hard work and support of Hunningley.

“It is your contribution which makes our school such a wonderful place to learn.”