A PRIMARY school near Cirencester has been praised for its excellent personal development offering in a recent Ofsted report. 

Kemble Primary School - which is located in School Road, Kemble - received an extremely positive report after a visit from an Ofsted inspector on Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22. 

The school, which is part of the Corinium Education Trust, received a Good rating overall and was given Outstanding ratings in the behaviour and attitudes and personal development categories. 

In the report the inspector praised the pupils' 'exemplary' behaviour and said they were able to share their thoughts 'confidently with maturity and humility'.

Meanwhile, the inspector particularly applauded the school's 'strong personal development offer' which helped pupils become 'well-rounded citizens'.

The report stated: "Pupils learn about the fundamental British values in depth. 

"Pupils become informed and well-rounded citizens with a clear social and moral conscience."

The trust's developments to the curriculum were also noted, especially around reading.

The report stated: "Staff support pupils who need extra help to learn to read and ensure pupils practice their phonics and reading regularly. 

"As a result, pupils build their phonics knowledge, reading speed and accuracy well."

In addition, safeguarding arrangements were rated as effective.

Headteacher Emma Morrogh-Ryan said: “We are absolutely delighted with the report which reflects the hard work of our staff and children.

"It is an exciting time to be part of Kemble School and I know the staff join me in looking forward to what we can achieve.”

Chiquita Henson, trust lead at Corinium Education Trust, said: “Our congratulations go to Emma and her team. 

"We are so pleased that the school’s progress since the last inspection has been noted and that the commitment of the staff who ‘work tirelessly’ is applauded."

However, in order to improve, the inspector said the school needs to strengthen pupils' knowledge in some subjects.

The report stated: "In some subjects, pupils do not make links between important concepts well enough.

"The school needs to identify the essential knowledge they want pupils to learn and to check and strengthen pupils’ knowledge of these concepts to help pupils make connections within and across subjects."

To view the full report visit tinyurl.com/47kzt3mk