A north-east school and nursery have been praised by inspectors for producing “happy” pupils.
St Andrews Primary School and nursery in Fraserburgh were rated “good” in quality of care and support, and quality of environment by the Care Inspectorate after inspectors visited the schools in June.
Effective working relationships and information-sharing were positive areas outlined by inspectors.
The report said: “Clear individual plans were in place for children who needed additional support with their learning, and one-to-one support was provided where needed and managed well overall.
“Children aged two were benefitting from an early start in nursery.
“As a result, children were nurtured, confident and happy.”
Aberdeenshire Council’s director of education Laurence Findlay said: “It is hugely heartening to hear that children are developing confidence and independence since starting at the nursery, that staff are described as very pleasant and attentive, and that children look forward to going to nursery.”
Meanwhile, Milltimber Primary School and nursery class in Aberdeen were also applauded for improvements made since a previous inspection in September 2018.
The report, published yesterday, said: “Staff are more involved in school improvement activities.
“They are responding positively to increased opportunities to lead and participate in groups to help improve the school.”
It added: “Children have a clearer understanding of what they are learning and how they know that they have been successful.”