A LOCAL primary school has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors after bosses were told at its last inspection the site ‘requires improvement’.

Silkstone Primary School, on High Street, was the subject of an inspection on December 5 - with the report released to the public last week.

At its previous inspection in 2020, the school was told that it required improvement - and now only the early years provision element of the report needs more work according to a report.

It states: “Silkstone Primary School is a school full of respect and acceptance.

“Everyone enacts the school mantra of ‘A school with a soul’.

“This means that staff and pupils feel valued and cared for.

“Pupils trust adults to help them with any issues or worries they may have.

“Pupils are kind to each other, tolerant and accepting.

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“Pupils are confident and articulate.

“The school has high expectations that pupils will behave well and they do across all parts of the school day.

“Pupils learn carefully developed routines, so that they can work together in a collaborative way.

“In some areas, the early years learning environment is not planned with sufficient purpose.

“For example, children are not always provided with the resources they need to be creative in their play and to self-initiate learning.

“Opportunities to encourage children to count, to recognise numbers or write letters while playing in their post office are not fully utilised.”