ST Vincent’s Catholic Primary School has retained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating following a recent short inspection.

The school was praised for its leadership, well-mannered pupils and extra-curricular activities by inspector Neil Dixon on behalf of the education watchdog.

Mr Dixon said: “Pupils display highly positive attitudes to learning, contributing enthusiastically in lessons, taking care to present their work well and responding quickly and sensibly to teachers’ instructions.

“They express their views and ideas clearly and confidently, but also listen well and respect other people’s opinions.

“Pupils also told me how helpful their teachers are in helping them to improve their work so that they know how well they are doing.

“There is no sense of complacency though, and leaders know that there is still more work to be done.

“You realised that systems for tracking the progress and attainment of individual pupils and key groups were not providing leaders or teachers with sufficiently detailed information.

“Their excellent attendance and broad smiles both confirm that pupils enjoy coming to school.”

The inspector advised that more progress needs to be made on key stage 2 pupils’ writing to further bolster the school’s standing.

He met with governors, pupils, teachers and parents during the visit on September 21.