A RUNCORN primary school has been praised by inspectors after a poor report previously.

Woodside Primary School was described as good by Ofsted following the inspection last month.

It follows the requires improvement rating it was given at its previous inspection in 2018.

Inspectors described the school as a 'harmonious place' where pupils are happy and safe.

The report added: "Staff have high expectations of pupils’ achievement.

"This includes those pupils who are part of Epping class, the specially resourced provision for pupils with SEND (specially resourced provision), and children in the early years.

"This helps most children and pupils to learn well in a range of subjects. Pupils appreciate cultural diversity.

"They become active citizens who understand fundamental British values. Pupils are conscientious.

"They pick up litter and plant flowers in the community. Pupils also visit the elderly in a local residential home.

"Pupils enjoy participating in many after-school clubs where they pursue their interests and hone their sporting and artistic skills and talents. They organise events such as own clothes days and Easter egg hunts to raise money for charity."

The school was rated good in all criteria.

In order to improve further, inspectors said in some subjects leaders need more knowledge to help teachers improve.