Strong leadership by staff and governors and high standards have earned St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Keighley praise from Ofsted inspectors.

The report noted improving results in reading, writing and mathematics and judged St Anne’s as “good”.

The inspectors found that children get off to a good start in the reception class and “continue to make good progress throughout their time in school”.

The team also remarked that the quality of teaching is good and pupils “feel safe and valued by their teachers and each other”.

Inspectors also found that the pupils “enjoy learning and behave well in lessons and around school”.

The report notes the good achievement of pupils, the improvement in teaching since the last inspection, the behaviour and safety of pupils and their positive attitudes to learning, and the quality of the curriculum and the enjoyment it provides.

Parents were also commended for being “very supportive of the school”.

Headteacher Sam Poulton said: “We’re delighted with this report as it reflects how we see the school and recognises our ambitious drive to improve during a period of change and challenge for all schools.

“Parents, pupils, staff and governors have all worked extremely hard over the past few years to bring about the improvements which have led to St Anne’s being judged good.”

Coun Ralph Berry, Bradford Council’s executive member for children’s services, said: “This is a great achievement for St Anne’s and one of which they are rightly proud.”