PUPILS at a primary school in Bolton want to succeed, say inspectors.

Ofsted marked every area of Horwich Parish CE Primary as good when they visited.

Inspectors stated: “Pupils behave well and they are enthusiastic learners. They want to succeed.”

They added: “The senior leadership team, supported by the staff, has created a warm, welcoming and nurturing learning environment that is appreciated by pupils and virtually all parents.”

Inspectors found that the school had improved since its last inspection with teachers having higher expectations of its pupils.

They reported: “Attendance is above average. Pupils want to come to school and, most of the time, their enjoyment of learning is infectious.”

Achievement of pupils at the school was also marked as good.

Inspectors reported: “Despite the national tests being harder in 2016, the school’s results for pupils in Year Six held up well.

“Standards were at least in line with those found nationally.

“Compared with national outcomes, greater proportions of pupils achieved the higher standard in reading, mathematics and, especially in English grammar, punctuation and spelling.”

Headteacher Alan Beedie said: “I am delighted that all the hard work of our children, staff and leaders over recent times has resulted in the confirmation of the good education we are providing for every child in our care.

“We have been supported in this task by the diligence and challenge of our governing body, and by the collaboration we have with parents of our children to help them do their best.”

He said that inspectors identified only two areas which the school should work on to improve further.

Mr Beedie said that these have already been identified in the school’s own improvement plans, and concern developing reading skills and improving the outdoor provision for the youngest pupils.