School ‘is a happy community’

Teaching: Charlotte Mundy and Charlie Crothers during a science lesson at St Peter's School
Teaching: Charlotte Mundy and Charlie Crothers during a science lesson at St Peter's School
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THE outstanding care, guidance and support given to children at a Todmorden primary school has been recognised by Ofsted.

St Peter’s School, Walsden, was created in 2009 by merging neighbouring junior and infant schools, and it now has 132 mixed-aged pupils.

The Ofsted inspectors said: “It has quickly become a single, cohesive unit and provides a good education for all its pupils, who achieve well because of good teaching and an engaging curriculum.

“They achieve exceptionally well in the reception class and attainment by the end of Year 6 is above average in maths and well above average in English.”

The children enjoy school, behave exceptionally well, have positive attitudes to work and have good social skills, according to Ofsted.

Head teacher Peter Stevenson provides clear educational direction and the governors are effective.

“Safeguarding is good and the school is an outstandingly cohesive and harmonious community.”