YOUNGSTERS at a small village church school make good and at times outstanding progress in their reading, writing and maths, Ofsted found.
The inspectors reached their view after an inspection of Barrow Church of England Primary School, which has 63 children aged four to 11.
The inspectors observed six lessons and met staff, governors, pupils and parents.
Describing Barrow as a ‘good’ school, the inspectors told parents and pupils the school is welcoming and friendly and has strong partnerships with parents and the local community.
Early years children settle happily and pupils achieve well. During their time at the school they make good and at times outstanding progress in their reading, writing and mathematical skills.
Teaching is good and some is outstanding.
The curriculum provides very well for the youngsters’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Their enthusiasm for learning and exemplary behaviour are key strengths.
The children say they feel very safe and this, with their behaviour, is said by Ofsted to be an outstanding feature.
Parents unanimously agree with this.
Due to good leadership by head governors, chaired by Cllr Eleanor Johnson, the quality of pupils’ learning has improved well since the last inspection.
Parents told the inspectors they are very pleased with the progress their children make and particularly with the support provided for their children’s well being.
Staff say they are proud to belong to the school.