STAFF and pupils at a York primary school are celebrating after receiving the results of an Ofsted inspection.

Burton Green Primary School, which is situated at the end of Burton Stone Lane in Clifton, has been rated 'good', having previously received a good rating in 2014.

The school teaches children aged three to 11 and in their report, inspectors said that ‘the leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection'.

Inspector Diane Buckle particularly praised the work of head teacher, Ash Atherton, who joined the school last September.

She said of Mrs Atherton: "Your determination to turn around the fortunes of the school and your enthusiasm and commitment to the pupils and staff of Burton Green shine through everything you do.”

The report also recognised the leadership team’s 'determination to provide the very best education for pupils, which continues to transform the school as well as the physical transformation of the school which provides a welcoming and homely place to be' resulting in an 'enormous impact on pupils’ well-being'.

The inspector also added that pupils’ sense of pride and belonging is tangible and they are thriving as a result of your leadership.”

However, the report did give several improvements, including a ‘greater emphasis on upon developing pupils’ mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills so that they become increasingly self-assured to explain their thinking and to have a range of skills that they can deploy when completing extended mathematical problems.’

Mrs Atherton, said: “I am over the moon with the outcome of this latest Ofsted report.

"I couldn’t be prouder of my team and the children.

“The school has been through a difficult few years since the last inspection, with children’s results really suffering in 2015.

"When the school joined the Hope Learning Trust in 2016, collaborative work began on the process of improvement, and in 2018 pupils’ outcomes at the end of key stage 2 improved markedly to be above the national average in combined reading, writing and mathematics.

“The school has raised expectations for acceptable levels of pupils’ behaviour.

“I love this school and am determined to continue doing everything I can to continue improving the fortunes of the school and our wonderful children.”

York-based academy chain Hope Learning Trust includes Manor CE Academy, Vale of York Academy, Poppleton Ousebank Primary School and Barlby High School who work alongside Burton Green.