'PURPOSEFUL' teaching and polite pupils have impressed an Ofsted inspector.

Launton CE Primary School near Bicester has maintained its rating of 'good', according to the regulator, after a short check-up inspection last month.

A letter sent to headteacher Jane Paterson, who stepped up in September from deputy head, said she was taking 'decisive action' to build on strengths.

The letter, published on Tuesday, added: "The staff team wholeheartedly support these initiatives and cooperate well with you and each other to raise standards.

"Teaching is purposeful in all classes and... increasingly strong.

"The school [has a] strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."

Ofsted praised children's conduct at the 143-pupil school, adding: "They are polite, courteous and welcoming to visitors

Leaders work increasingly closely with parents so that the community around the school is developing professionally but with real warmth."