AN OFSTED inspection at Marsden Heights Community College, in Edge End Lane, Nelson, has seen the school improve from satisfactory to good.

The school was praised for its leadership and the relationships between staff and students.

But inspectors said that results in English and maths were still below national averages and that not enough of the teaching at the school is deemed to be outstanding.

Gillian Salter-Smith, the lead inspector, said: “The headteacher, well supported by leaders and governors, has pursued improvement relentlessly since the previous inspection.

“Leaders have galvanised staff into a strong team that pursues common goals in the best interests of students’ well-being and achievement.

“As a result of this, teaching, students’ academic progress and attendance have seen improvement.”