A PRIMARY school has been given a “good” rating after an inspection by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited Bevendean Primary School in Heath Hill Avenue, Brighton, on December 4 and 5.

They found that the school was “a place for everyone to succeed and thrive”.

A report said: “Pupils are happy, proud of their learning, confident that they are doing well and ambitious for their futures.

“Staff are a strong and supportive team who work hard to make sure that every pupil can achieve.”

Inspectors found that teachers plan ambitious lessons, including for those with additional needs.

They said safeguarding arrangements are effective and staff said they work hard but have a good work/life balance.

The report made recommendations to improve to the highest Ofsted grade, “outstanding”.

It said: “ The link between school and home for reading is not well organised and promoted, so this activity does not support all pupils’ reading development consistently well.

“Leaders should ensure that all pupils have reliable opportunities to practise and consolidate their reading skills.

“Although robust systems and rewards for pupils are in place to encourage regular attendance, absence rates are

above the national average.”