A PRIMARY school in Darfield has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

Outwood Primary Academy Darfield, based on Snape Hill Road, currently has a total of 214 pupils on its roll.

Inspectors from Ofsted visited the school on April 9 and 10 - and headteacher Gemma Barr was told it had been rated ‘good’.

It received the same score following its previous inspection in November 2018.

A report states: “Classrooms, corridors, the breakfast club and lunchtimes are calm and harmonious at this school.

“The school teaches pupils to exhibit positive behaviour through their intrinsic curriculum.

“This curriculum ensures that there is a culture of high expectations for pupils from nursery to year six.

“The school ensures that pupils know and understand how being ‘safe, respectful and responsible’ enables them to successfully access learning.”

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The inspectors praised the school for its ‘ambitious’ curriculum, and added a few areas for education bosses to work on.

“Some pupils are persistently absent from the school,” the report added.

“These pupils are missing essential learning.

“They miss out on the ambitious curriculum opportunities the school provides.

“The school should take effective action to work with families to reduce these persistent absence rates.”