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PUPILS say they enjoy learning at a school that has been rated ‘satisfactory’ by Ofsted inspectors who also point out it is making rapid improvements.

Bidbury Juniors in Bedhampton was applauded for better standards of teaching and attainment since its previous Ofsted, an excellent governing body, as well as a happy environment where youngsters feel supported by staff and morale is high.

The school, which needs to ‘accelerate’ progress in maths and writing and ensure all marking by teachers is consistently good, was also credited for focusing its efforts on literacy and numeracy – with a wide range of extra curricular activities supporting those core areas.

Keith Sadler, inspector, concluded: ‘The strong improvements in teaching and learning, linked to the successful systems to monitor and evaluate the work of the school, demonstrate a sound capacity for securing further improvement.’

Head Julie Wood said: ‘I’m proud of this schools’ achievements – we’re a good team.’