PUPILS and staff at a North Yorkshire primary school are celebrating Ofsted success.

St Joseph’s RC School in Tadcaster are celebrating after it was once again rated ‘‘good’’ in an Ofsted inspection.

The school was rated as good in September 2012 and the inspector’s report this year said the leadership team had maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

The report said of head teacher Mary Young: ‘You are determined that all pupils will succeed and are relentless in your drive to achieve this.

‘You joined the school in September 2015 and wasted no time in addressing the areas for improvement from the previous inspection and raising standards.

‘You immediately focused your actions on improving the effectiveness of phonics teaching and on ensuring that pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 were well prepared for the requirements of the new national assessments.

‘You have worked tirelessly to eradicate weaker teaching through effective performance management. Your new staff team value highly the leadership you provide and are inspired by your ambition for the school. Staff respect your dedication and share your enthusiasm to achieve the best outcomes for all pupils.’

The report also said the governors were committed to the success of the school and to securing ongoing improvements. It noted that the governing body plays a full and effective role in monitoring the work of the school.

Mrs Young said: “This good Ofsted report confirms our ethos of learning and our expectations for high standards of achievement, based on our belief that every child is special and unique.” Cllr Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools, said: “We would like to congratulate the staff, pupils and parents at the school for achieving another ‘good’ report. Our aim is for every child in North Yorkshire to attend a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ school.’’