A PRIMARY school is among the best in the country for ensuring young people are well versed in the 3Rs.

Sharples Primary is in the top 20 per cent of the country for the progress children make in reading and writing.

The news comes as Sharples Primary school was recently judged to be good by Ofsted.

The school was set the challenge of raising the achievement of the most able pupils.

But said acting headteacher Janet Samways: "However at the end of Key Stage Two 2019 the percentage of children achieving the higher standard was already above the national statistic in both reading and writing and for the combined measure of reading, writing and maths.Showing that the targets set were already well on the way to being met. "

She said that the schools results also beat local and national measures with Sharples Primary improving attainment and the amount of progress children make in reading, writing and maths every year for the last three years at the end of Year Six.

Ofsted, on a recent inspection, found that the curriculum provides "interesting and relevant opportunities for pupils to develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of subjects."

Inspectors also identified that the "positive and inclusive ethos within the school prepares pupils well for life in modern Britain are well cared for and respectful of one another."

Acting Headteacher Janet Samways said: "This achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of all our pupils and staff’."

She added: "We are committed to the wellbeing of all the children and they take part in the Daily Mile and mindfulness sessions.

"Visits from the police and neighbourhood watch, First Aid training, learning around nutrition and online safety all support the children in keeping themselves and others safe.’

And the community can find out more about the school's achievements at a special open day.

The open day and nursery stay and play will take place on Wednesday, December 11.

For more information ring the school on 01204 333077.