A PRIMARY school in Runcorn which pupils “enjoy coming to” has received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.

Westfield Primary School has received an upgrade, having previously been rated as ‘requires improvement’.

The Clayton Crescent site was praised by the education watchdog for staff who have “high expectations of what pupils can and should achieve”.

Pupils were also praised for “trying hard to live up to leaders’ expectations to be ready, respectful and safe”.

The school was visited by the regulators in mid-May, receiving its first full inspection since being rated ‘requiring improvement’ in September 2019, with the latest report published this past month.

Pupils were described as having “high levels of respect for each other and for adults”.

The school was particularly praised for the availability of extracurricular activities, with pupils benefiting from “sewing, gardening, choir and basketball”.

“Leaders have successfully addressed the areas for improvement from the previous inspection,” the report reads.

“They have successfully brought about many changes. As a result, pupils now enjoy a good quality of education.”

Teachers in most subjects were praised for their “strong subject knowledge” which allows them “to deliver the curriculum effectively”.

However, it was flagged up in the report that “on occasion, in the early years, staff do not provide children with the meaningful learning activities that enable them to learn all that they should”.

The report also noted that the school’s results in 2022 were below the national average for reading, writing and maths, but concluded that “this was because there was a high number of pupils who joined the school during year six.”

“Typically, most pupils currently in the school achieve well,” inspectors added.

Lastly, the report also found that mechanisms for safeguarding at the school are “effective”.