A Chorley primary school has received a ‘good’ Ofsted rating after improving its standards since its last inspection.

Buckshaw Primary School, in Chancery Road, was rated ‘good’ by the independent body in all areas such as achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, leadership and management.

Buckshaw School is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Since the last inspection, the number of pupils on roll has increased to 188.

The report said: “Since the last inspection, school leaders have taken action to improve teaching and, as a result, teaching in all classes is usually good. This means that pupils now make better progress than they used to and achieve well.”

It said areas for improvement include using collated information better to boost pupil’s grades and improving the weaker teaching.

Headteacher Karen Stephens said: “I’m thrilled that inspectors have recognised the strengths of the school and the way we care for the pupils.”