TWO primary schools have been praised following inspections by education watchdog Ofsted.

St Paul’s CE Primary School in Rawtenstall and Kelbrook Primary School in Barnoldswick both continue to be ‘good’ following short inspections.

In a letter to Sharon Charlesworth, headteacher of St Paul’s, inspector Ahmed Marikar, said: “You have quickly established yourself in the role of headteacher since you took up your position in January 2017.

“You are highly visible in the daily life of the school and have won the trust of staff, parents and pupils.

“This is an inclusive and caring school.

“You have successfully developed a culture of high expectations underpinned by support and challenge.”

The Hollin Lane school, which has 267 pupils on the roll, was told to further improve pupils’s writing and the teaching of maths.

Angela Dugdale, headteacher at Kelbrook Primary School in School Street, which has was 109 pupils on the roll, was praised for introducing important changes including restructuring the teaching team and prioritising areas for development across the school.

Inspector Andrew Morley said: “You have established a very strong culture that emphasises pupils’ personal development as well as their academic achievement.

“As a result, you have consolidated and built on the school’s performance since the last inspection.”