A VILLAGE school has completed an impressive turnaround after being rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted report.

Moor Row School had been judged to require improvement after its last full inspection in 2016, but it has now been given a glowing inspection report.

The school has been rated ‘good’ across all areas, with inspectors praising the “good subject knowledge” of teachers, the “drive and passion” of the headteacher and the “positive attitude” of pupils.

The report says: “The quality of teaching and learning has improved considerably since the last inspection and is now good. Teachers follow a well-planned programme of study for all subjects. As a result, pupils make good gains in their knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of subjects.”

Julie Irving, who was appointed executive headteacher in April, shares her time between Moor Row School and Orgill Primary School in Egremont.

The report praises Mrs Irving’s determination “to ensure that pupils have the very best opportunities to succeed”.

It says: “The executive headteacher has quickly established herself and won the trust and confidence of staff, parents and pupils.”

The report goes on to say: “Staff morale has improved. It is high.

“Staff are proud to work at the school and feel well supported by leaders. Teachers have high expectations of all pupils. They demonstrate good subject knowledge and use questioning skilfully to probe pupils’ understanding.”

Mrs Irving said: “We are all delighted with the Ofsted report. I have only been head here for eight months and the school has experienced a lot of change in that time.

“This has been challenging on occasions but it has been made possible by a committed, hard working staff and governing body along with very supportive parents. I am so pleased that this hard work has been recognised as it is thoroughly deserved by the whole school community. Moor Row Primary is a fantastic school with amazing pupils and we are all delighted to be finally recognised by Ofsted as ‘good’.”