CHILDREN 'thrive' at a village primary school thanks to a broad curriculum and caring approach, Ofsted has said.

Sunningwell CE Primary School, between Boars Hill and Abingdon, has been rated 'good' after a visit last month.

Ofsted's new report of the 92-pupil primary states: "The school provides a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. Pupils thrive in many areas of the curriculum.

"Pupils demonstrate high levels of empathy, kindness and respect for each other, staff and visitors - in the playground, pupils are keen to ensure that no one is left without a friend.

"Leaders’ high expectations for the social, emotional and academic success of pupils is shared by staff and governors."

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Ofsted described subject leaders as 'passionate and well-informed' and governors as 'committed and enthusiastic'.

The inspector noted that PE was a particular strength, adding: "Pupils are highly attentive in PE and they strive to do well.

"As a result, the school is the only school in Oxfordshire to have been awarded the platinum Sports Mark for school games."

The report also said the school helped pupils to 'develop a love of reading' and 'gain a strong understanding of the world around them through the carefully planned and enriched curriculum'.

The school, led by headteacher Anita Leech, was last inspected last year and was also rated 'good'.