GLUSBURN Community Primary School is celebrating after being awarded a quality mark award for English and maths. The school, in Colne Road, is now the proud holder of a primary quality mark in recognition of its improving provision in the two key subjects.

The award, which is held for three years, is given after the careful consideration of 10 areas, including the school’s strategy for improving English and maths; how it reviews progress; and also its commitment to improving the skills of staff and how the school involves parents.

Senior leaders at the school were celebrated for empowering staff to develop within a ‘climate of high expectations’, while heads of maths and English were praised for effective monitoring, high standards and pursuit of excellence.

The school’s support for pupils of all abilities was complimented, particularly for those under the guidance of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). Governors were praised for having a ‘good oversight of the school’s performance’, while the school’s parent teacher association was mentioned for providing a significant budget to invest in IT and new books.

Stella Owen, assessor, commented: “My time spent at Glusburn Primary School was both enjoyable and uplifting.”

Richard Hunt, headteacher, said: “It is pleasing that the school has been recognised for its commitment towards improving standards in English and maths, providing challenge and opportunities for pupils to apply these skills across all subjects. “I’m extremely proud of our well-informed subject leaders who have led their areas of expertise with passion and rigour. This achievement shows that together, leaders, teachers, support staff, the governors and parents are impacting positively on outcomes for pupils.”