Pupils love to learn at St Columba's RC Primary School, Ofsted inspectors found.

The school in Tonge Moor was graded good in all areas by inspectors from the Government's education watchdog.

Inspectors visited the school recently.

They reported: "Pupils conduct themselves impeccably at this school. They love to learn. Pupils are kind and friendly. They value the school’s swift actions to deal with any minor disagreements. They get along well with each other and with their teachers. They are safe and happy."

Inspectors found that the school has 'high ambitions for what pupils should learn' and that pupils achieve well at St Columba's RC Primary School.

Their report stated: "Pupils are keen to help others to succeed.

"Through undertaking roles such as subject ambassadors, school councillors and prefects, pupils make meaningful contributions to the school. For example, reading ambassadors help children in the early years with their phonics reading. Prefects help to make social times a positive experience for their fellow pupils.

"Through the school’s ‘faith in action’ initiatives, pupils proudly support charitable causes."

Young people were said to enjoy the enrichment activities the school provides for them - from field trips, extra-curricular clubs and residential experiences.

Children with special educational needs were supported to help them achieve.

Inspectors reported: "Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Disruptions to learning are very rare. Pupils are very sensible when they move around the school. They are considerate and polite."

Personal development of pupils at the school was praised, with inspectors commenting: "Older pupils spoke highly of the leadership programme that the school organises for them. They told inspectors how this programme develops their personal attributes, such as confidence and self-awareness. Pupils have a secure knowledge of how to maintain healthy relationships with others.