Sacred Heart Catholic Primary on Burlington Road, New Malden has achieved a 'good' rating from Ofsted two years after it was told it needs improvement.

The school was rated ‘good’ after inspectors said they had improved following their recent inspection in July 2016.

Head teacher, Valier Rose said: “I was delighted that after a rigorous inspection Sacred Heart is now judged to be good with high standards and visionary leaders moving the school forward.

“The report detailed the hard work that all members of staff had put in and that the children and parents felt they were ‘well looked after’.”

Following the recent inspection the school was rating ‘good’ in the following areas, quality of teaching, personal development, outcomes of pupils, early years provision and overall effectiveness.

Following the visit, inspectors spoke with a range of children from across the school who all talked about how happy and safe they felt.

The school was also praised for its use of cross-curricular ideas in lessons to engage pupils with the curriculum being broad and offering pupils learning opportunities in a range of subjects.

Within the report, it was also noted that the children’s spiritual, moral, cultural and social wellbeing was supported effectively, with pupils feeling a great sense of belonging to their school community.

A statement from the school said: “The Governors and staff wish to acknowledge and thank all of the parents and those members of Sacred Heart Church community who have supported them over the last few years and been an integral part of the team as the school moved to good.”