HAWKSWORTH Church of England Primary School has received a glowing Ofsted report in the year it is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

The school, situated in the village of Hawksworth, near Guiseley, first opened in 1874 with just six pupils and over the years has reached its capacity of 105 pupils, aged between four and 11.

The outcome of the latest Ofsted inspection found the school continues to be rated Good in all areas - stating that it was a very strong rating of Good.

The Ofsted report, published in June, says the school is 'a warm and welcoming place' which staff and pupils describe as ‘one big family’.

"The relationships between staff and pupils are a strength," it says. "This helps to contribute to the calm and purposeful atmosphere across the school. Pupils treat each other with kindness. Bullying is very rare."

The school’s bespoke curriculum was singled out for praise equally, the behaviour of the children, pastoral support for pupils and staff were commended.

The report states: "The school has designed a curriculum that has been personalised to its context and pupils. Leaders have identified precisely what they want pupils to learn across mixed-aged classes. As a result, pupils get off to a strong start in the early years and then their learning builds and grows as they move through the school. This includes pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), who are supported by staff who know them well."

Overall the report says: "Pupils achieve well at Hawksworth Church of England Primary School."

The successful Ofsted report comes as the school celebrates its amazing 150 year history.

Celebrations will take place on the school grounds on Wednesday, July 10 from 1pm, to which staff and pupils both past and present have been invited.

There will be a display of photographs of Hawksworth CE Primary School over the years and a commemorative tree, kindly donated by ex-pupils and parents at Swincar Nurseries in Guiseley, will be unveiled.

Guests will be treated to tea and cakes with the opportunity to sample some of the pupils’ cooking and baking. There will also be a showcase of the pupils’ work in celebration of their curriculum topic ‘Ey Up Yorkshire’, which teaches pupils about important food, artists, poets and authors that originate from the county.