A COLNE primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Pendle View School in Gibfield Road improved its rating from ‘good’ during a recent visit by the independent body.

The Ofsted report said: “This is an outstanding school. Pendle View Primary School has improved considerably since its last inspection.

“The quality of teaching has improved and is outstanding overall.

“Teachers use their assessments of pupils extremely well to plan work that is very well suited to their needs.

“Teachers use exciting resources and encourage pupils to be active rather than passive in their learning. There are frequent changes of activity. The pupils’ individual education plans guide their learning splendidly.

“These, as well as top-notch teaching, result in pupils achieving outstandingly well.

“Their progress is often much better than that of similar pupils in other schools, although occasionally not enough is demanded of more-able pupils.

“The staff are a tightly- knit team who support one another very well. They are led outstandingly well by the impressive headteacher and deputy headteacher who are driving forward improvements at a pace.”