STAFF and pupils at a Knutsford primary school are not resting on their laurels after it received a 'Good' Ofsted rating.

The education watchdog visited Manor Park Primary School in early July and published its results on September 14.

Strengths of the school include its engaging curriculum, its special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) provision and its 'wide-ranging work to support pupils' personal development.

Head teacher Simon Cotterill was delighted with the report and thanked staff, children, parents and governors for their efforts.

He said: "We were very pleased with the outcome of our inspection and the feedback we received.

"The dedication, talent and hard work which the whole school community deliver every day of the year shone through during the two-day inspection.

"From our staff and children to our parents and governors, the success of Manor Park is a real team effort.

"The inspectors completed ‘deep dives’ in the following core subject areas – reading, writing, maths and phonics.

"All areas were deemed to be a strength of the school. Our leaders in these areas lead the subjects well with expertise and passion, the teachers have strong subject knowledge and challenge the children at all stages.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff, children, parents and governors for their hard work and support over many years to make our school the brilliant place that it is.

"We will continue to strive for more each year for the children and are always looking at ways to improve the school."

In the report, it says: "Pupils are happy and well cared for at this school. From the early years to year six, pupils benefit from an ambitious, well-taught curriculum.

"Teachers insist that pupils achieve their best. The vast majority strive to do just that. They achieve well.

"Leaders have developed an engaging curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils well.

"The curriculum is carefully and logically planned from the nursery class to year six. This ensures children build on their learning over time, so they are ready for the next steps in their education.

"Teachers present new learning clearly. They choose resources and activities carefully that enable all to participate."