Staff and students at a Paddock school are celebrating a ‘Good’ rating after a recent Ofsted inspection.

The inspectors’ report says Royds Hall secondary school and Luck Lane primary has a “warmth, ambition and palpable feeling of community.”

The inspection, which took place over two days, was a wide-ranging assessment and the school passed with flying colours.

The report said that staff had a “strong commitment to helping children and pupils do as well as they can” and that the curriculum is “ambitious and well delivered by teachers and teaching assistants.”

The report praised the teaching of reading as a “real strength” and said “pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported throughout the school and achieve well.”

The good behaviour of pupils was also acknowledged by inspectors. The report says: “Children’s behaviour in the early years is of a high standard. This is also the case for pupils in the primary phase. In the secondary phase the large majority of pupils consistently behave well.”

The report highlights the school’s commitment to providing a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as its commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for its pupils, recognising that there is a strong culture of safeguarding at the school. In addition it says: “Staff are proud to work at the school.”

The school is part of the Shelley-based SHARE Multi-Academy Trust and executive principal Mrs Jenny Carr said: “We are very proud of what our staff and pupils have achieved in the last five years.

“The outcome doesn’t change the way we work or what we focus on, it just provides further evidence of the very positive journey of improvement we have achieved.

“We will continue to focus on what matters for our pupils and community and ensure that our pupils leave our schools fully equipped with the life skills, experiences and educational outcomes to enjoy happy and successful futures.”