A BASINGSTOKE junior school has been graded as “good” by Ofsted.

Oakridge Junior School, in Oakridge Road, was visited by inspectors from the education watchdog in February, and a report published on March 19 said it is “good” in all categories, including education, behaviour, leadership and personal development.

The school, which has 292 pupils on its roll, was previously graded as “good” at its last inspection in 2014.

The latest report said: “Pupils are proud of their school. They feel that they belong. They thrive here because everyone wants the best for them. They know this and strive to be the very best they can be. Pupils are kind and respectful to others.”

It added: “Classrooms are industrious places. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to their work are very positive. They try hard to maintain these high standards of behaviour around the rest of the school. Pupils enjoy learning. They achieve well academically because of the high expectations placed on them and the support they receive from dedicated and caring staff.”

Inspectors found that bullying hardly ever happens, while safeguarding was said to be effective.

To improve, the school has been asked to ensure leaders “continue the effective work already started to make sure that all teachers have the necessary subject knowledge to teach well across the curriculum”.