Staff and pupils at a primary school in Cowlersley are celebrating a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating following a two-day inspection.

Woodside Green, formerly known as Cowlersley Primary School, received the ‘Good’ rating, three years after its last inspection where the school was told it ‘required improvement.’

The school, part of the SHARE Multi-Academy Trust, achieved the ‘Good’ judgment after inspectors looked at several curriculum areas, which included visiting lessons and having conversations with pupils and members of staff.

They also looked at behaviour, the personal development of pupils, safeguarding, leadership and the quality of Early Years provision.

The final inspection described the school as “a safe and happy community (where) pupils learn well and enjoy coming to school.”

The inspectors also reported that “pupils treat each other, staff and visitors with respect” and that “leaders have developed an ambitious curriculum.”

The school’s head Andrew Quinn said: “The whole staff team have worked incredibly hard over the past few years to build a great school.

“The Ofsted inspectors recognised that we have developed a strong curriculum and that we teach our pupils to behave well and respect others. The whole school community is really proud of the good outcome.”

Joanne Beaumont, a parent of two pupils at Woodside Green, said: ‘It’s brilliant! Our children are doing so well at the school.”