A PRIMARY school has been rated good after an inspection from Ofsted.

The education watchdog visited St Peter’s CE Primary in Fabians Way, Henfield, on February 4 and 5.

It is larger than the average primary school and teaches children between four and 11.

Inspectors gave it a good rating, the second highest, in all five of the criteria that it uses to judge schools.

These are the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.

The report said: “Pupils at St Peter’s reflect their school values, ‘respectful, resourceful, resilient and aiming high’, in everything they do.

“This is because staff have high expectations and support all pupils to meet them.

“Teachers challenge thinking by using pupils’ interests to provide stimulating activities and experiences.

“One pupil told us, ‘Sometimes, it is a little hard for me, but I don’t give up. I keep on trying’.”

Inspectors praised the school’s new headteacher, Denise Maurice, who was appointed in September 2018 and “swiftly re-invigorated the curriculum” after a “period of turbulence in leadership”.Z