A BLACKBURN primary school has been graded as good by education watchdog Ofsted.

Shadsworth Junior School also received an outstanding mark for the way that children were made to feel safe.

The 205-pupil school was inspected by Ofsted who praised it for making a ‘considerable difference to the lives of the young people in its care’.

The school underwent a £600,000 refurbishment and extension last year modernisation of classrooms, ICT infrastructure and extension to provide staff resource area and parent room.

Headteacher Jenny Hetherington said: “We are all thrilled with the glowing report.

"It fully reflects all the hard work and commitment of the staff and gives the Shadsworth community a school to be proud of.”

Inspectors led by Nigel Cromey-Hawke said: “The school is moving forward under the good leadership and management of the head teacher and staff.”