A PRIMARY school has been praised for its community spirit following an Ofsted inspection.

Lawford Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, in The Avenue, Lawford, which cares for children aged four to 11, was rated good by the education watchdog.

The school was praised for having a strong community ethos, with reception children having Year 6 ‘buddies’ look out for them at playtimes.

Pupils reported there is rarely any bullying, but when it does happen leaders deal with it effectively.

The inspector said: “Leaders have high expectations for what pupils at Lawford can achieve.

“They emphasise the wider experiences too, such as residentials, trips out and lots of extra-curricular clubs.

“Staff are a close-knit team and work collaboratively to improve the pupils’ education.”

However, the watchdog stated the detail of what content should be taught in a few subjects is not as clear in long-term plans.

The inspector added: “Pupils’ learning does not build precisely enough on what has come before for them to make the best possible progress.

“Leaders need to make sure that it is clearer what is expected across the school in terms of what is taught and when.”