GOOD progress is still being made at a Hereford primary school that was told by inspectors it needed to improve.

Broadlands Primary School, Aylestone Hill, was praised again by Ofsted during its third monitoring inspection after the damning 2019 report.

The monitoring report, which followed an on-site inspection on May 25, said leaders and those responsible for governance were taking “effective action” in order for the school to be rated good at its next full inspection.

Highlights in the report included inspectors noting the school was rightly proud of the efforts to improve and that the maths curriculum was described as a great success and inspectors identified that pupils enjoyed learning.

In relation to phonics and reading, Ofsted said it was obvious that it was being prioritised, and that the consistent approach taken to teaching supports pupils’ learning well.

Executive headteacher Simon Robertson said everyone should be proud of the achievements, and he was confident that despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the school would soon be rated good again.

After the last full inspection in 2019, the school needed to improve the quality of teaching, outcomes for pupils, and early years provision.