A KEIGHLEY primary school has received glowing praise from inspectors.

Eastwood Community School has been given an overall rating of good by Ofsted for a second successive time.

And in three out of five areas, it was judged to be outstanding.

Ofsted pays tribute to the leadership team at the Victoria Avenue school for maintaining the good quality of education since the previous inspection, in January, 2013.

It adds that – thanks to a collaborative approach – everyone, including pupils and their families, feels both involved in and responsible for the success.

'Middle leaders' were making a "very positive" contribution to that success.

Headteacher Suzanne Carter – described by inspectors as "visionary" – said the school was delighted with the report, which has just been published following an inspection at the end of October.

She added: "It is clear that Ofsted sees the school as we do and recognises our desire to continue to improve further so that we offer the very best education and support to all our young people and their families.

"This has been a whole-school and community effort.

"Pupils, staff, parents, governors and members of the community are – quite rightly – very pleased with, and proud of, this positive outcome.

"We are particularly pleased that the inspectors noted the development of the expertise of our leaders, in terms of subject and year and middle leaders.

"The school's senior leadership team has been successful in encouraging its middle leaders to develop and implement new strategies, such as a shared approach to monitoring the quality of teaching.

"Governors know the school, and the community it serves, well."

The report says governors share the headteacher's "pursuit of excellence".

The findings are welcomed by Councillor Imran Khan, Bradford Council's executive member for education, employment and skills.

"This report is great news for the school," he said.

"It is another example of the fantastic teaching and learning taking place in our schools.

"Everyone who has contributed to this excellent outcome should be very proud."

The report, by inspector Mark Evans, says pupils love the school and know they can rely on adults there to keep them safe and teach them well.

Overall attendance is above the national average.

"Pupils enjoy a rich and varied curriculum that is well taught by skilled teachers and teaching assistants," added Mr Evans.

He said the headteacher's vision and the collaborative working of staff had led to improvements in the quality of teaching and learning.

A need to raise attainment in reading, identified at the previous inspection, had been effectively addressed.

"Outcomes and pleasure in reading across the school have significantly improved," said Mr Evans.

He said there was also a "strong and pervasive" culture of safeguarding at the 507-pupil school, with regular training for all staff and governors to ensure they are kept up to date with their knowledge and understanding of the issue.