PUPILS, teachers and staff at a Bromsgrove school are celebrating maintaining their 'good' Ofsted rating, following a recent short inspection.

St Peter's Catholic First School's leaders were found to have 'maintained the good quality of education' since the school was last graded 'good' in September 2013.

Inspectors visited the Rock Hill school in May, and praised staff for being 'committed to the core values of the school', promoting a 'caring, happy, stimulating environment in which pupils of all abilities can achieve their full potential’.

Parents paid tribute to the work and commitment of staff and ‘believe, rightly, that pupils are safe and secure in school'.

A follow-up report added that the school staff had been 'successful in maintaining a strong and stimulating curriculum which promotes British values of tolerance, respect and care in the local community'.

St Peter's has now been tasked to further challenge pupils' problem solving skills and mathematics.

Headteacher Catherine Clubley said: "We are all very proud of our school and the report demonstrates the commitment of everyone involved in providing good quality education for the children at St. Peter’s.

"We look forward to continuing our journey with our families to ensure that this is maintained."

The school was inspected by the Archdiocese of Birmingham in March, where it also received a ‘good’ rating.

Bernie Mackie, chair of the academy committee added: "We are pleased that Ofsted have recognised the work of our leaders and staff in 'steering significant changes and improvements' since our previous inspection in 2013 and we have remained a good school.

"The report validates views of our parents and children and highlights the positive impact of our school’s ethos and core values."