CROSSGATES Primary and nursery have been celebrating a successful inspection report.

The school received high praise from Education Scotland after inspectors visited in April.

The pupils were described as “confident, highly motivated and engaged children who are very proud of their school and nursery” and were also praised for being enthusiastic and keen learners.

Staff were commended by the inspection team who highlighted “the commitment, dedication and teamwork" of all staff, led by the headteacher, to improving learning experiences for all children.

The report said this was “resulting in high-quality teaching and very good levels of attainment in the school.”

The school and nursery were also praised for their “strong partnerships with the local community and businesses which enrich children’s learning" which was “helping children develop important skills for life, learning and work and is contributing to raising attainment and achievement.”

Headteacher Sheona McCulloch was delighted that the work of the pupils and staff had been recognised.

“I am immensely proud of the work and commitment of the children, staff and school community," she said. "This has been a fantastic way to end a very successful year and we could not be happier.”

The school’s Education Manager, Lynn Porter, said the efforts of the whole Crossgates team were reflected in the inspection report.

She added: “Crossgates Primary and Nursery serves the children and their families very well. The vast range of opportunities provided for the children were recognised by the inspection team. The whole community that serves the school contributes to this.

"The children benefit immensely from the commitment and effort everyone makes on their behalf. The children also have a very active voice and are fully involved in continually driving the school forward.”