A PRIMARY school in Andover has been highly praised after inspectors found the school promotes “high aspirations for pupils, which permeate the school”.

Last month an Ofsted inspector found Roman Way Primary School had maintained its good quality of education since it was last inspected three years ago.

Of the headteacher, the report said: “You lead your staff with determination, encouraging a strong team ethos through a culture of positive communication.

“Staff are proud to be part of Roman Way Primary School, and support each other in working hard for the benefit and welfare of pupils.

“Parents have confidence in the school, trusting leaders to look after their children and provide them with excellent opportunities to learn and develop.

“As one parent described, ‘staff take time to get to know each pupil as an individual, so they can work to their strengths and draw the best out of them.’”

The safety and welfare of pupils is central to the school, according to the inspector.

Pupils feel safe and well cared for, trust adults to help them and learn how to keep themselves safe.

They said: “Parents reflect that the nurturing ethos and positive relationships enable school staff and families to work together for the benefit of the pupils.”

The inspector praised the school in a number of areas, including how leaders ensure that teachers’ assessments of learning are accurate, how well leaders ensure that the quality of teaching, effectiveness of safeguarding procedures, pupil attendance and progress of its pupils.

One aspect the inspector commented on was how leaders support and develop teachers’ skills, saying “ineffective teaching has been eliminated.”

On student attendance the inspector found the school’s leaders work successfully to ensure pupils regularly attend school.

The inspector only had three points on how the school could improve further.

This included ensuring the monitoring of pupils’ progress is focused rigorously from different starting points as well as overall achievement, and that teachers should ensure their learning plans that challenges all students.

Finally the school should ensure a higher proportion of students achieve a greater depth of learning by the end of key stage 1, and progress in key stage 2 mathematics and reading improves to match the high standards achieved in writing.