AFTER several disappointing school reports in recent weeks, there's been good news for one town centre primary as it's received a glowing report from Ofsted after its recent inspection.

Summer Lane Primary School was consistently good and had outstanding elements in several lessons.

Ofsted subsequently improved its overall rating from 'satisfactory' to 'good'.

The report said: "The school is well led and managed by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable leadership team who sets high standards but knows how to make school a happy place."

It said pupils behave well and are good at working together and learning from each other and they enjoy school, describing it as 'joyful, everyone is friends'.

Standards were seen to be much improved with ‘pupils achieving well from individual starting points’ and by the end of year six, attainment is above average and more than half of pupils exceeded expected levels.

Heateacher Rob Smith said: "It's an extremely positive report and I'm exceptionally proud of all the hard work that everyone associated with Summer Lane has put into moving the school into 'good' and making it a school to be proud of.

"We now intend to continue on our journey towards becoming an outstanding school."

Inspectors said the school wasn't yet an 'outstanding' school because teachers don't always give pupils time to respond to developmental points when they mark their work, which means pupils tend to repeat mistakes.