THERE is cause for celebration at Durrington Junior School which has been graded as good by Ofsted inspectors.

The school was last inspected in 2010, when it was given a satisfactory rating.

But a report published this week, following an inspection on December 11 and 12, found the school has improved.

Inspectors said pupils make good progress throughout their time at the school and that by the end of Year 6 their standards are above average in English and maths.

Staff were praised for good use of marking and pupils’ individual targets, as well as determination to ensure that every pupil makes at least good progress from their starting points.

The report said: “Staff and governors work as an effective team and, together with strong support from the local authority, have made a significant impact on moving the school from satisfactory to good.”

Areas where improvements could be made include writing and use of phonics in years 3 and 4.

Deputy headteacher Karl Caslin said: “All of the staff and governors are thrilled that Ofsted have recognised the journey the school has been on and the successes we have achieved.”