A LOCAL school has been been given a glowing report card from inspectors.

Langbank Primary was graded very good for raising attainment and achievement and its quality of teaching was deemed very good.

Inspectors from Education Scotland visited the school in May and highlighted the effective leadership of the head.

Their report said: "Along with staff, he has developed more robust approaches to monitoring children’s progress in their learning.

"This is allowing teachers to design more individualised support so that children can access learning at a more appropriate pace."

The inspectors praised the polite and well-behaved pupils and said they are benefiting from a nurturing and caring school community.

The report added: "They are very proud of their unique environment that they describe as a ‘family’ environment."

Langbank staff were also lauded for being 'highly motivated'.

Head teacher Simon Cundy says he is delighted with the report.

He said: "Over the last four years, as a staff and a community, there has been a lot of hard work and self evaluation to raise standards within the school.

"The staff are very professional, very committed to their jobs and within the last four years have been open to change and new ways of working.

"We are also pleased with the way children have responded to the challenges we have tried to create for them.

"There has been a significant improvement in attainment.

"In the national standardised assessments, a disproportionate number of our children score in the very highest category and we compare very favourably with comparable schools.

Pupils also gave their school the thumbs up and say they like the close-knit atmosphere.

Ben said: "Everyone knows each other because it's a small school."

Pictured is head teacher Simon Cundy with pupils Ben Geraghty, Oran Bradley, Grace Mooney and another pupil.