OFSTED inspectors have said senior members of a primary school are taking 'effective' action to improve its requires improvement status.

Within a monitoring inspection report Ofsted inspector Joanne Olsson said St Anne's CE Primary School in Waterfoot had undergone considerable change since its last inspection in 2016.

She said: "Change has been managed sensitively, so that staff are buoyant and keen to show what they can do.

"Pupils are positive about the changes (the headteacher, Charlotte Hartley) has made.

"They talk with enthusiasm about the challenges that they are offered in class and they enjoy working harder than before."

Within the report, the Ashworth Road school was told to embed recent improvements in maths and reduce the number of disadvantaged pupils who do not attend school regularly to further the school's progress.