A LAKE District primary school has been rated good by Ofsted.

The education watchdog said St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School in Windermere ‘provides a harmonious learning community’ where ‘each child is given the opportunity to shine in their own, individual way.’

Lead inspector Naomi Taylor described the school as being determined to improve the school further where head teacher Peter Harrison has high expectations of what children and staff can achieve resulting in high morale.

The leadership and staff were acknowledged and celebrated for being a truly inclusive school that works ‘tirelessly to reduce barriers to learning that pupils may have.’

The parents and children played a pivotal role in helping secure the outcomes of the inspection by acknowledging ‘the great staff team’ and the ‘safe and well-managed environment.’

The inspector also commented on the bespoke support many children received and how many parents had seen a ‘huge change in confidence.’

Mr Harrison was delighted that the parents were acknowledged in the inspection report for their support of the school.

“I am privileged to work in a school that has been formally recognised as a harmonious learning community with high expectations and aspirations for our children,” he said.

“I do have high expectations for all stakeholders in our school.

“The recommendations for school improvements by Ofsted are areas of work that we have already started to address demonstrating that we are driven to make a positive impact on the whole development of every child.”