THE biggest primary school in Blackbird Leys has kept its 'good' Ofsted rating despite concerns about 'rough play' and some bad behaviour.

A new report for 482-pupil Pegasus Primary School was published yesterday, following a short inspection at the end of November.

Inspectors concluded: "Pegasus continues to be a good school.

"However, [we] have some concerns that standards may be declining."

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They said changes including to staff and leadership had been 'unsettling for the school community'.

Although they described the school as a 'friendly place' where pupils feel safe and enjoy attending, they added: "Some pupils feel a bit worried because of the challenging behaviour of a small number of pupils.

"Although reducing, there are still too many incidents of unacceptable behaviour.

"During break times, there is sometimes some rough play.

"Leaders need to make sure that the challenging behaviour of a small number of pupils does not disturb other pupils’ learning."

However, Ofsted said a new behaviour policy had started to establish 'more consistent expectations'.

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They also made it clear that the behaviour was only demonstrated by a small minority of pupils.

Ofsted said of the early years provision at the school: "Adults are warm and nurturing and provide positive role models."

A new interim headteacher and executive principal joined the school in September, and Ofsted said the pair had 'begun to get the school back on course.'

The school was previously inspected in 2016, when it was also rated 'good'.

Since then, it has been taken over by the United Learning trust, which runs 72 schools nationally including the other two primaries in Blackbird Leys.