A VILLAGE school has been hailed by Ofsted as a place where pupils 'genuinely feel their worth.'

Leafield CE Primary School near Witney has upheld its previous rating of 'good', following the first inspection since it converted into an academy in 2017.

In the new report, pupils were described by enthusiastic inspectors as 'brimming with confidence'.

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The report added: "Pupils enjoy assemblies because each other’s skills are shared and celebrated.

"Everyone shares a well-justified pride in their school. Pupils say this is a very caring school where learning is fun.

"They are encouraged to work hard and give of their best.

"Staff are kind and supportive. Pupils genuinely feel their worth."

The inspection took place at the 102-pupil school on September 18, and the report was published yesterday.

Ofsted said headteacher Christian McGuinness 'leads [the school] with compassion and sensitivity.'