NOT only do pupils achieve well at a Westhoughton primary school they have fun doing it.

St Bartholomew's CE Primary School has been judged once again to be a good school by Ofsted, which carried out a full school inspection.

Inspectors found: "Pupils feel proud to be part of the St Bartholomew’s family. They thrive socially and academically because leaders place equal importance on pupils’ well-being and their achievement. The school’s motto, ‘Fun and Achieve’, sums up what it is like to be a pupil at this school.

"Pupils really do have fun and achieve well."

Children told inspectors that they feel "happy and safe" at the school and parents were said to appreciated how staff look after their youngsters.

"Staff have high expectations for all pupils. Pupils know this and try hard to achieve their best. They enjoy their learning," found Ofsted.

The school was said to be "well-led and managed" with governors supporting the school "well".

"Staff are proud to work at the school," reported Ofsted.

The curriculum was described as "ambitious and interesting" and coupled with pupils good behaviour and enjoyment of school ensures successful outcomes,

The early years department was praised for helping children develop reading and maths knowledge through fun and exciting activities.

Ofsted reported: During the inspection, children were highly focused on a pirate treasure hunt for words they could spell independently. They worked well together making a bridge that would help them cross the shark pool."

Head Mark Johns said:"As a school, we are very pleased with the outcome of our recent inspection.  The report really sums up our school brilliantly and the teamwork amongst children, parents, staff and governors shines through.  A huge thank you to everyone involved in the St. Bart's community for continuing to put our children's all-round development and education first and foremost."