A school has been removed from special measures after Ofsted found standards have been raised and pupils’ achievement has improved.
Riverside Junior School, Hebden Bridge, has been judged by the education watchdog to no longer require special measures, 18 months after being placed in the category.
On a visit in July, inspectors praised the school’s curriculum and its commitment to the inclusion of all pupils, who are “cared for and valued equally”.
The Ofsted team highlighted the way all staff supported pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Inspectors also singled out the good behaviour of the children and their positive attitudes to learning.
John Dermo, the school’s chairman of governors, said: “Everyone involved in the school is excited and delighted that the school no longer requires special measures, and that all the hard work has been recognised.
“There is now a real sense of community and a good foundation upon which the school can build and move forward.”
Headteacher Val Eggleton said: “This report is a great boost to all the staff and governors who continue to work so tirelessly to improve standards and provide a first class education for all our pupils.
“I was particularly pleased that the report acknowledges the good behaviour of our children, how proud they are of Riverside and how happy they are to be here.”