A Hereford primary school has been rated Good by Ofsted inspectors.

Lugwardine Primary, which has 197 pupils, is praised for its leadership, teaching quality and the early years provision giving children 'a great start' to their education.

The inspectors say the school has built on the previous Good rating it got at its last full inspection in 2014.

The latest review was carried out in January and was a short inspection, not a full one.

Ofsted say the leadership team under Head Lindsey Taylor have maintained the quality of education.

"Academic standards have followed an upward path. Since 2016, the proportion of Year 6 pupils reaching the expected standard for their age in reading, writing and mathematics has risen each year."

The head is praised for 'informed, organised, systematic and evaluative approach to school leadership.'

"Within the school, there are clear lines of communication, and pupils, staff and governors

"Pupils look smart, wear full school uniform, attend regularly and are polite, friendly and cheerful in class."

"The early years provision gives children a great start to school, and teaching in all classes helps to bring out the best in pupils."

For the future, the inspectors say the level of challenge in mathematics is not sharp enough for more of the most able pupils to reach the higher standards.

They also point to inconsistencies in pupils’ spelling and aspects of communication with parents.

Headteacher Miss Taylor said “I am really pleased that all the hard work that goes on in every aspect of school life is recognised in this report. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, pupils, parents and governors for all their work and support.”

 continue with work to improve pupils’ spelling

 raise standards higher in mathematics by making sure that the most able pupils

are given suitably challenging work when they are ready for it

 look for ways to improve communication with