A PRIMARY school is celebrating after retaining its 'good' status following an Ofsted inspection.

Red Hall Primary school, which was visited by independent inspectors in July, is continuing its good work with students.

Headteacher Julie Davidson said “We are delighted with this outcome. Maintaining our ‘good’ status is a real testament to all the hard work of our pupils, parents, governors and of course all of our brilliant staff."

The letter from the inspector to the Darlington school read 'the leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection' and that 'the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas. This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall'.

The school is praised for being dedicated and passionate about ensuring its pupils achieve the best they can and the improvements in standards and progress that children make in reading, writing and mathematics was described as ‘very strong’.

Teachers and teaching assistants were seen to be ‘accomplished’ in planning lessons which meet the needs of the learners while pupils' attitudes to learning was ‘excellent’.