A WEST Wight primary school has been praised by Ofsted following a one-day inspection.

Shalfleet CE Primary School was congratulated by inspectors for it's strong leadership, the development of future leaders and the knowledgeable dedicated team of teachers, which has led to sustained improvement since the last inspection.

This, alongside the pupils' exceptional behaviour and a curriculum which maximises all the Island has to offer, is supporting the school in its vision to be outstanding.

Another strength highlighted by Ofsted was safeguarding. Leaders and governors place a high priority on keeping children safe and parents feel their children are safe at school.

Elizabeth Grainger, headteacher, said: "We are delighted with the report. I am exceptionally proud of all members of staff and their shared vision in providing the very best education for the children in our care.

"I am pleased Ofsted have recognised our strengths in teaching and learning, our ongoing commitment to school improvement and the value of our strong federation with Yarmouth C.E. Primary school.

"A huge thank you to all members of staff, to the governors and our wonderful children for their hard work, also to our parents and wider community for their continued support and input into the successful learning environment we have created."

Other highlights of the report recognised the good attendance of pupils, engagement in lessons and the friendly, warm, welcoming environment of the school.

Inspectors encouraged the school to improve pupils' rates of progress, particularly in KS2 and congratulated the school on the progress made so far.