A NORTHWICH school has been deemed as 'good' in the eyes of an Ofsted inspector.

A report of the inspection of Little Leigh Primary School, Shutley Lane, carried out in June and published last month, underlined that the outcome in key performance targets had not only maintained the previous standard of a 2013 Ofsted visit, but exceeded it.

In a letter to head teacher Sarah Woodward, the inspector Steve Bentham said the school had maintained a good quality of education for all the pupils.

He explained: "You are a motivated and passionate headteacher who cares deeply about the staff and pupils. Your drive and ambition is shared by the governors and your highly effective senior leadership team. One parent described this as 'infectious', positive energy'.

"As a result, the school is going form strength to strength."

Ofsted said the strong and balanced curriculum actively helped engage pupils in interesting and exciting topics and had improved standards in research, mathematics and writing as well as challenging the more able pupils. While work in subjects such as geography and history had provided pupils with a clear sense of chronology, which was taught with both vision and passion.

The inspector also looked at how effective staff were in promoting transitions between the various classes to promote pupils progress and attainment.

Mr Bentham added: "This is a clear area of strength for the school. Highly effective transitions are in place to enable pupils to make a flying start to their learning in their next class.

"The outcome is that pupils feel ready for the exciting journey they will embark upon."