Pupils and teachers have been given the thumbs up in their latest Ofsted report.

Great Tey Primary School has been graded good in its latest inspection, which also praised the outstanding behaviour of the 39 pupils at the school.

The Chrismund Way school had previously been graded as satisfactory in its Ofsted inspection in 2011.

Delighted headteacher Debbie Crabb said: “The expectations during an inspection have been raised considerably recently, we have been working very hard since the last inspection in 2011 and are very pleased that this hard work has been recognised by Ofsted.

“The inspection recognised that the school has improved considerably since the last inspection.

“Great Tey Primary is a team and I am very grateful to everyone within the team, including staff, governors and parents, who has made a contribution towards this outcome.

“We are especially pleased that the behaviour and safety of pupils was judged as outstanding.

“This judgement is credit to the children at Great Tey. “ The inspectors, who visited the school on March 19 and 20, observed six lesson and six phonetics classes.

The school, which has one class for infants and another for junior pupils, was praised for the headteacher’s outstanding leadership and relentless focus on improving pupils’ progress.

To become an outstanding school the most able pupils must always been given more difficult work, reception pupils who find phonics difficult must be given more practice time and a small number of pupils must read more to make better progress.