A CLEVEDON primary school which is said to be "safe" and "friendly" has received a 'good' Ofsted rating.

Mary Elton Primary School, part of the Futura Learning Partnership, can be found on Holland Road.

Following its inspection in March, the school has received a 'good' rating in all areas, including early years provision and the quality of education.

The report reads: "Mary Elton Primary School is a safe, friendly school where staff care deeply for the well-being of pupils.

"Through the curriculum, pupils learn strong social skills. Consequently, they are kind and respectful towards each other. They form close, nurturing relationships with staff. In the Reception Year, children learn the routines of school well. They learn to take turns and share.

"Older pupils behave well in lessons and around the school site. Pupils attend school regularly because the school works hard to ensure that pupils enjoy learning and feel well supported. Pupils learn about the importance of democracy and free speech."

The curriculum has also been praised.

The inspector writes: "The school has worked diligently and with urgency to improve the quality of education that pupils receive. Together with trust and school leaders, staff have transformed the curriculum and the effectiveness of teaching and learning. As a result, despite the weak published outcomes achieved by pupils in 2023, current pupils, including most pupils with SEND, learn well.

"The curriculum is typically well structured and supports pupils to build increasingly complex knowledge."

Headteacher Tom Newell said: “I am incredibly proud of this report, which reflects the way everyone has worked together to build on our school’s strengths and develop our educational experiences.

“The inspectors could see how children thrive in our caring, inclusive, positive and aspirational school. Now that we have the Good rating our community deserves, we will strive to ensure the school lives up to it every single day.”

Andrea Arlidge, chief executive of Futura Learning Partnership, said: “Congratulations to the leaders, staff, governors, parents, children and families at Mary Elton – you have shown Ofsted what a happy and successful school you are building as part of the Futura family. I know you will go from strength to strength.”

To improve, it was noted that teachers need to work on extending pupils' knowledge and ensure that all SEND students receive the support they need.