INSPECTORS praised a school where pupils told them “teachers go the extra miles for us”.

Broughton Primary School had a visit by Ofsted last month, which was the first short inspection since it was rated good in 2013.

And the School Lane establishment continues to be good, according to inspectors.

After speaking to parents the inspector found parents were happy with the progress their children made.

In a letter sent to headteacher Lucy Macey, the inspector added: “Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.

“Many of them went out of their way to explain the good support their children receive.

“Parents particularly value the care staff show for their children.”

Pupils were seen to be happy and said their school was a special place where students looked after one another.

The inspectors also said in their letter that bullying and unkindness are very rare.

The quality of teaching was praised as the proportion of Year 6 pupils who reach levels in reading, writing and mathematics is much higher than the national average.

The rates of attendance are also higher and persistent absence is lower than the national average.

Governors were deemed to be ambitious for the school’s pupils and strongly supportive of the leadership team.

However they were not seen to monitor the progress of special needs and/or disabled children closely enough.

This was one of the two points the inspector recommended as next steps for the school to improve further.

The inspector advised the leadership team and governors to use tracking information of pupils’ learning from their starting points to evaluate the impact of teaching.

The other point was the school should ensure the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently high across all areas.

Mrs Macey said: “We were delighted with the outcome, confirming our own judgement of the school’s continued development in recent years, thanks to the hard work and commitment of the whole school community.

“The report acknowledged the school’s deep-rooted ethos as a caring, nurturing environment with the highest of academic and social expectations for all.”