A Thornton Heath school that needed improvements has now received a ‘good’ rating from inspectors.

Kensington Avenue Primary School has developed a strong leadership team who, the Ofsted inspectors noted, “have established a school where pupils are keen to succeed.”

The latest report also highlights how teachers now successfully encourage and motivate children of different abilities and create an environment where “pupils are polite, friendly, and keen to learn.”

Headteacher Clare Cranham was proud to hear the good news.

“As well as praise for teaching staff I’m delighted the inspectors also recognised how our pupils’ enthusiasm and confidence has increased and how this is reflected in their attainment,” she said.

“We always welcome feedback from Ofsted, and we agreed with their comments about how we could still do more to set challenging work for more able pupils.

“We’re already addressing this by looking to find new ways of helping children fully master maths and literacy skills.”

The school has also been listening to what children themselves want, which means students could be in for more practical experiences to focus on key writing skills.

“We’re working hard to get every child to be an ‘attendance H-E-R-O’: Here, Every day, Ready and On time,” Ms Cranham said.

“We know there are a small number of families who need more encouragement to ensure their children come to school regularly, and this is high on our list of priorities."