A SCHOOL near Denholme has been rated 'good' by Government inspectors for a fifth successive time.

Ofsted commended the leadership team at Keelham Primary for maintaining the quality of education.

In their report, inspectors said the "highly effective and stable" team had ensured high standards were sustained.

By the end of key stages one and two, standards in reading, writing and mathematics have almost always been above the national average.

And above-average levels of development have been achieved by early-years children.

Ofsted also found that pupils were "incredibly supportive" of each other and very happy at school.

"Their high attendance – which is well above the national average – is testament to their enjoyment of school and the value they see in their education," the report says.

Inspectors added that governors were passionate about improving the school and keen to support and challenge the leadership team to achieve this.

Headteacher, Debra Butler, said she was delighted with the findings.

She added: "Pupils, parents, staff, governors and the wider community have all played a part in enabling the school to continue to be a good one and we are very proud."

The school is congratulated by Councillor Imran Khan, Bradford Council's executive member for education, employment and skills.

"This is great news for Keelham Primary and another example of the good education being provided in our district," he said.

"It is a massive achievement to have five successive 'good' judgements and all those who have worked so hard, which in turn has allowed the school to maintain this standard, should be very proud."