CELEBRATIONS are under way at St Gerard’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School after it was praised for the 'good quality of eduction' provided to pupils.

The school on Lugsdale Road in Widnes was visited by Ofsted inspectors on September 18.

In the report published by the education watchdog, inspector David Selby said: "Leaders keep a close eye on the quality of teaching in the school.

"This area was identified as needing improvement at the last inspection and they have addressed it well.

"Your judgement is that teaching is effective across the school and this is supported by inspection evidence.

"I saw pupils responding very well to the teaching provided.

"Teachers and teaching assistants use their knowledge of pupils to match the work carefully to their needs.

"Pupils enjoy learning and, as a consequence, try hard and behave very well in class.

"This positive picture is confirmed by longer-term review by the school improvement partner and the local authority."