LITTLE learners at Bussage Primary School have received a boost as they prepare to return in September after the school was praised by Ofsted inspectors.

The education watchdog said the school worked well with local people and applauded its standards of teaching and achievements in reading, maths and science.

School head Meg Williams said: "I am very pleased with the report. It highlights how well we serve the community and our caring and supportive ethos."

Inspectors also praised the school head for strong leadership before saying pupils at Bussage behaved well and made good progress in their personal development.

And they added that younger pupils' standards of English were well above average.

But they highlighted the fact that there was room for improvement in teaching English, with a below average standard of writing among the oldest pupils.

The report suggested the school should do more to encourage creative and imaginative writing, which teachers say is being addressed.