A Carlisle Primary School has said that it is 'really proud' after being awarded a 'good' Ofsted rating.

Wreay Church of England Primary School was awarded its first rating since its conversion into an academy in September 2019.

This 'good' rating was awarded following an inspection that was conducted on Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22, 2023, and involved His Majesty's inspector Mavis Smith and Ofsted inspector Lindy Griffiths carrying out 'deep dives' into every facet of the school. 

Wreay Primary School's executive head Robert Blake expressed his pride with the rating which he believes recognises the hard work of everyone connected to the school.

He said: "We are really pleased with the report. It is good when you get a good report.

"It is nice to have that chance to show off all the best things about the school and how proud we are of all the children. 

It does reflect really well on the hard work that has been put in so we are really really proud of everybody and looking forward to continuing the success in the future."

The report published by the body which inspects and regulates thousands of organisations and individuals that provide education, training, and care up and down the country highlighted a number of the primary school's strengths and where it can improve.

The report said: "Pupils are proud of their school. They know that it is an important part of the community.

"There are high expectations for pupils’ achievement. This includes pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

"Teachers use their strong subject knowledge to provide interesting lessons that help pupils to learn. They check regularly to ensure that pupils understand the learning provided, before moving on to the next learning.

"In age-appropriate ways, pupils learn about difference and diversity in their own community and in the wider world. This important learning prepares them well for life in British society.

"In a few subjects, the school's understanding of the impact of the curriculum is at an early stage of development. This limits the school’s ability to make sure that the curriculum in these subjects is preparing pupils for the next stage in their education effectively," The report added.