BREAMORE CoE Primary School has continued to be rated “good” by education inspectors.

The school is part of the Forest Edge Learning Federation and a short inspection was carried out by Ofsted.

Inspector Brian Macdonald said: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality education in the school since the last inspection. Under your uncompromising, effective leadership the school has continued to build upon its existing strengths. With support and challenge from an ambitious governing body and dedicated staff team, the school continues to improve.”

The report praised the “exemplary” behaviour of pupils and said the curriculum was “exciting and evolving” and was “broad, balanced and accessible to all pupils”. Pupils “attained well” in key stage 1 but the progress made by the end of key stage 2 in reading, writing and mathematics had remained “average” when compared to pupils nationally.

The report said leaders have introduced a number of “positive changes” across the curriculum such as developing the way reading is taught and increased opportunities for children to write.

Mr Macdonald said the school had addressed previous recommendations to ensure pupils read a range of different texts, and “high-quality” reading texts had been introduced which were linked to their curriculum learning.

The report also said attendance had been falling for the past three years and that by the end of 2018, the proportion of pupils attending school was “below that found for similar schools”.

But current information showed attendance was now “above the national average”.

Executive head teacher Emma Clark, said: “We have worked hard to build a curriculum that is relevant, interesting and to ensure that our pupils are globally aware, confident, successful learners and the report noted that these attributes were highly evident during conversations with pupils.”