A SCHOOL has received glowing praise from inspectors.

Everyone at Keighley St Andrew's Church of England Primary School "thrives in a deeply inclusive environment", according to a new report.

The assessment follows a visit to the Lustre Street school last month as part of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

"The inspection focused on the impact of our school's Christian vision on pupils and adults," says St Andrew's head of school, Miss Mercedes Stephenson.

"This involved looking at provision in school and how effective it is in enabling all pupils to flourish.

"It fills us with pride that the amazing work of our pupils and adults is recognised in such a wonderful report."

Inspectors said the leadership team ensured the Christian vision and associated values were embedded in the school, enabling everybody to flourish.

Church links and other Christian partnerships made a "significant" contribution, and pupils were described as passionate about religious education and had a "deep knowledge" of faiths and world views.

A SIAMS spokesperson said: "St Andrew's is a real source of hope for its staff, pupils and local community.

"Parents and pupils talk movingly about how the school is enabling them to make positive life choices.

"Expectations of what can be achieved are constantly being raised.

"The vision and associated values – including community, peace, courage and compassion – are woven throughout every aspect of the learning family. And the vision is well lived out in how vulnerable pupils are helped to learn and socialise.

"Examples abound of how the school helps children to reach higher. This includes the support they are given in all aspects of school life.

"Parents value the sense of togetherness experienced, and express gratitude for the guidance their children receive.

"The school's inclusive nature ensures that all are welcome. Staff and families are immensely grateful for the love, care and compassion shown. Strong relationships infuse life at St Andrew's and everyone in the school community flourishes, regardless of need or background."

SIAMS says effective practice at the school is "rooted in the values and teachings of Jesus".

The spokesperson adds: "This is evident in the good mental health of pupils and staff.

"Pupils have daily meditation and use music, yoga and art as calming tools.

"Staff describe the school family as a ‘protective bubble' during difficult times. They feel cared for by leaders, who have an open door policy."