A PRIMARY School has received a 'good' OFSTED rating, with the report praising the management but with recommendations for the reading materials. 

St Oswald's CofE Primary School in Burneside, Kendal, received its report after an inspection on June 9. 

The report said: "Pupils enjoy coming to St Oswald's CofE Primary School. They are warmly welcomed into school every day by their teachers. The positive relationship between pupils and staff help pupils to feel happy and safe." 

The inspection praised the 'considerate' way pupils treat each other, and the way adults deal with concerns about behaviour. Pupils behave well around school and outside at playtimes. 

The report said that staff have appropriate safeguarding training and can 'identify signs of abuse and neglect.' 

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All of the children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are given high expectations by their leaders. The school has a 'broad and ambitious curriculum.' The essential knowledge that children and pupils need to learn from Nursery to Year 6 is identified properly. 

It also that the children enjoyed the wider experiences that leaders and staff organise for them, such as residential trips. The school has a new library that the staff and pupils are 'very proud of.' Pupils take part in singing festivals and concerts and have the opportunity to sing with pupils from other schools. 

The OFSTED report was critical about what books were chosen by the school for the children to take home for phonics learning in early years and in key stage 1. 

It said: "From time to time, these books do not accurately match the sounds that they know. This hinders some pupils from being able to read as fluently and confidently as they could." 

OFSTED normally goes to a school ranked as good every four years to see if it remains good. In the last OFSTED report, the school also received a good ranking so it had not had an inspection since 2017 and will not have another one until around 2026.