AN Accrington high school has retained its ‘Good’ status following a recent Ofsted inspection.

St Christopher’s CE High School and Sixth Form, in Accrington, was inspected over two days in March and retained the rating from its last inspection in 2016.

The report highlighted "the school's values weave through all aspects of school life" and "students feel valued and take pride in the work they do".

Inspectors also noted "pupils benefit from the many opportunities on offer outside their classroom learning".

Headmaster Mr Richard Jones said: “I am delighted with our latest Ofsted report and salute all those members of the school community who work hard to ensure the pupils in our care receive an excellent standard of education.

“It is a privilege and a joy to lead a church school which delivers across the board, one which has been able to maintain a strong track record over many decades and one where Christian virtue informs all that we say and do.”

Staff were also recognised for placing “pupils care and well-being at the heart of everything that they do”.

They also received praise for how they identify and support SEND pupils.

Chair of the Governing Body, Mr Frank Whitehead added: “Governors are delighted that the school’s many strengths have been identified and commented upon.

“The work of the whole school community is recognised and we are pleased that St Christopher’s has once again been judged as one guided by clear values, where pupils are safe and feel happy, are supported by a strong curriculum, achieve well and move on to high quality destinations.

“We do not take success of this sort for granted and appreciate the role that a supportive parent body plays in ensuring such positive outcomes.”