A FIRST school has received its latest Ofsted report following an inspection in November.

Broomhaugh Church of England First School was rated by Ofsted as good in the report published on February 1.

The school, which is based at Church Lane, Riding Mill, was good in all areas except personal development and early years provision, both rated outstanding.

The report said: "Broomhaugh Church of England First School is nurturing and inviting. Pupils are happy and safe. They enjoy the various ways that they can contribute to school life. Pupils live up to the school motto of ‘make a difference and be the best we can be’.

"They enjoy worship assemblies led by the church. The emotional well-being of pupils is a priority. The school provides regular opportunities for pupils to discuss and reflect on local and global issues."

It added: "The school has introduced an ambitious and broad curriculum. There are high expectations for all pupils. The changes to the curriculum ensure that pupils develop an understanding of the wider world."

However, the report said: "Teachers do not consistently check how well pupils have remembered and learned some important knowledge. As a result, sometimes, teachers do not identify when pupils have gaps in their knowledge."