A PENDLE primary school has been given a glowing report by Ofsted inspectors.

Reedley Primary was found to be a good school with many strengths where pupils preparing to go on to high school were above the expected levels in English, maths and other subjects.

Head Linda Sproston, said: "We have always felt that we were doing the right things for the children, but it is extremely pleasing to have Ofsted confirm this.

"We suspected it would be a good report when the inspector mentioned that we had a cracking school."

The inspectors found the school performed well in many areas including the quality of learning, the school's leadership, the standard of teaching, which was satisfactory or better in 99 per cent of lessons and the provision for pupils' moral, social and cultural development.

Where Reedley could improve was in setting targets for children in English, maths and science, implementing consistent marking standards among teachers and the role of subject co-ordinators in monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning.

Parents were pleased with the school, although they wanted to see improvements in the amount of homework set and the range of activities outside lessons.

"It is obvious from the report that the school cares well for all its pupils," said chairman of governors, the Reverend Ed Saville.