A PRIMARY school has 'improved standards' since converting to an academy, Ofsted has said.

Burford Primary School in West Oxfordshire has been rated 'good' by the education regulator, after its first inspection since being taken over by the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust in 2015.

A report published on Wednesday said: "Leaders have improved standards since the school joined the multi-academy trust.

"The trust has been very effective in supporting school improvement.

"A wide range of subjects are taught and the curriculum enthuses and motivates pupils."

The inspector described pupils as 'friendly, polite and courteous' and said parents praised the 108-pupil school's 'nurturing ethos'.

Ofsted said head Jenny Dyer had 'inspired staff to raise expectations' and improved quality of education, behaviour and attendance.

The report added: "The school’s values of ‘respect, aspire, achieve’ underpin everything that staff do.

"Not only do pupils make strong progress, they gain self-confidence, respect, tolerance and high ambitions."

The school's last rating as a council-run school in 2015 was also 'good'.