A Marlow primary school which required improvement two years ago is celebrating after getting back into Ofsted’s good books with its latest inspection.

Foxes Piece School, in Newfield Road, has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted following an inspection last month, with inspectors praising head teacher Jane Byron who they said provides “dedicated leadership”.

They also praised teaching at the school and the “interesting and varied” curriculum.

It comes after inspectors slammed the teaching in the last Ofsted report in June 2015, saying it was not “consistently good” across the school and that progress was therefore slower in some year groups.

Speaking about the turnaround, Mrs Byron said: “We are delighted that Ofsted has appreciated the relentless hard work of governors and staff at our school and confirmed that the school is ‘good’.

“I know that our success is because our teachers love to teach and our pupils love to learn.”

Inspectors said pupils feel confident and safe in school, saying there was “little or no bullying”, and that governors provide “effective challenge” to school leaders and make “effective” use of additional funding.

However they criticised the development of some pupils with special education needs and disabilities, saying they do not make enough progress in maths as teachers do not give them the “right level” of work.

They also said the “most able” pupils in Key Stage 1 did not get enough opportunities to “write at length and in greater depth”.

Mrs Byron added: “We recognise the points for development made by the Ofsted team and have already made changes to writing opportunities in Key Stage 1, including offering additional writing sessions with an English teaching specialist, for our more able younger pupils to really excel this year.

“Ofsted observed that ‘staff take every opportunity to develop pupils’ self-belief in their own abilities’ and this nurturing ethos is why children at Foxes Piece School develop into independent, enthusiastic and resilient individuals who make us proud.”

Speaking to the Bucks Free Press, the chair of governors, Greg McGivern, said the rating was “long-awaited”.

He said: “We are back in line with other schools in Marlow.

“We put together an action plan [involving] the head teacher, senior staff and governors. Everyone is really pleased.

“It is well deserved for the staff.”

In a letter Mrs Byron also thanked parents and the Foxes Piece community in supporting the school and “helping it grow to what it is today”.