A primary school that was previously rated "requires improvement" by Ofsted in 2018 and 2021 has now been rated "good" in its latest inspection.

Compton and Up Marden CofE Primary School, in School Lane, Compton, Chichester, has been praised for its quality of education after their latest Ofsted visit in January.

Inspectors found that students were "very happy" at the school, which values "love, hope, forgiveness, perseverance and respectfulness".

They also found that students at the school, aged between four and 11, valued each other and respected each other's differences.

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The Ofsted inspectors said: "Pupils care for each other and want to include everyone.

"They all play together as one community in the beautiful grounds. They feel safe and secure because dedicated adults work effectively as a team to look after them."

Since the previous inspection, Ofsted also said that the school's curriculum has "improved considerably", with plans to develop this even further.

This was found to have improved the quality of the work being produced by students in the school.

Outside the curriculum, it was also noted that the school offers "rich experiences" outside the classroom.

The Ofsted report read: "The outdoor learning environment is a real asset, giving pupils opportunities to build independence and broaden their experiences".

The school, which has some students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), was also praised for having "high ambitions" for these children.

Ofsted said that the school gives them, and other students, extra support to help them achieve their best.

However, inspectors did note that there is still room to improve.

The report read: "Inspectors found while support is in place for these pupils, this is not always precisely matched to pupils’ needs.

"As a result, some pupils with SEND do not always achieve as well as they could".

It was also found that some improvements to the curriculum were still being introduced and that the school should monitor students' learning in these areas.

Despite these minor spaces left for improvement, Ofsted said that parents were "overwhelmingly positive" about the school.

The report quoted one parent who said: "I could not wish for my children to go to a better school.

"All the children know each other, support and look out for each other.

"The teachers are all fantastic with the children. They are caring, approachable and very supportive."

A spokesman for the school, which is one of three small schools in The Downland Village School Federation, has been contacted.