KETTLEWELL Primary School is celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.

The school, which has 30 children on its roll, was given a short inspection by inspectors in July following its last inspection in June, 2015, which also found the school to be ‘good’.

In his report, inspector Michael Reeves found that pupils thrive in the ‘caring, nurturing and inclusive ethos across the school’ and conducted themselves in a ‘calm, orderly manner’. He said there was a ‘positive learning atmosphere in which pupils worked diligently and co-operated well’.

The school, which is part of The Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation, carried on its run of ‘good’ inspections with the latest marking the fourth school within the federation to receive a judgement of ‘good’.

Executive headteacher Ella Besharati said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the report. The recognition and praise given to the school is well deserved with all staff contributing to ensuring that the Ofsted report mirrors what we already know: Kettlewell is a special place where learning comes alive.”

Anne Vetch, chairman of governors, said: ‘We are very proud of all that has been achieved at Kettlewell Primary School over the recent months; and that Ofsted have recognised the many benefits of our federation for the children. This is a tribute the hard work and dedication of staff, children, parents and Governors.”

Executive headteacher, Chris Boxall, added: “The National Curriculum is just the minimum of what we offer at Kettlewell. Our curriculum centres around five core principles: embracing the outdoors, collaboration, metacognition, healthy living and diversity – which are really important for our children in the rural setting they learn.”

The three other schools in the Upper Wharfdale Federation are Grassington, Burnsall and Cracoe and Rylstone.