A PRIMARY school is celebrating after being rated as "excellent" after its latest inspection.

Atherton St George's CE Primary School received the score after a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) visit.

The Derby Street school was ranked "excellent" in both areas it was marked on; its "impact of collective worship" and the "effectiveness of religious education".

It was also praised for "the range of opportunities the school offers".

The report said: "The school’s Christian vision and values underpin all relationships and are at the heart of all policies and practice.

"The positive approach to equality and valuing difference means that everyone in the school community is treated with dignity and respect.

"The pastoral provision, led by the headteacher across the trust, is exceptional as it seeks to support pupils and their families, often going above and beyond to meet their needs.

"The school has a strong link with the diocese which ensures that current thinking and appropriate professional development support the school as it lives out its Christian vision."

The inspection was carried out on June 13.

Head teacher Mrs Boardman said: "Here at St George's we are extremely proud of the work we do with pupils academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

"Our vision and drive is at the forefront of everything we do and the work we do with our children and families is what makes us unique.

"We strive to embed our school values into our daily lives and instil these into the relationship we have with one another."