A VILLAGE primary school has regained an Ofsted rating of 'good' more than two years after being told to improve.

St Michael's CE Primary School in Steventon, near Didcot, has been praised in a new report by the regulator.

It said: "The new headteacher and leadership team have been successful in improving the school.

"Teaching is good and outcomes for pupils are improving rapidly.

"The curriculum is broad, rich and interesting."


Secondary school still has to improve, Ofsted says

The 205-pupil school was rated 'requires improvement' in May 2017, down from a good rating previously.

It was reinspected in June, however, and is now rated 'good' in all areas.

The new report said: "The headteacher, other leaders and governors are passionate about the basis for the school’s thoughtfully chosen values of courage, respect and perseverance.

"They are determined that teaching and reinforcement of these values, and what they mean, are of central importance throughout the school.

"This ambition motivates and supports leaders as they drive the school forward. They have the highest aspirations for all and strive tirelessly to improve pupils’ outcomes."