Ofsted has suggested a Rickmansworth primary school could be upgraded to the highest rating at its next inspection.

Inspectors visited Rickmansworth Park Junior Mixed and Infant School, which teaches 198 pupils aged four to 11 in Park Road, for an ungraded interim visit on April 16 and 17. 

In the report published this week, Ofsted reaffirmed its ‘good’ rating from 2013 but added that it could be raised to 'outstanding' upon the next graded inspection.

Headteacher Jane Linch said: "We are very proud of the recent Ofsted report and are particularly pleased with how accurately it reflects our wonderful children, skilled staff and fantastic school community.”

Inspectors found that Rickmansworth Park’s “warm, welcoming, and friendly” pupils like to talk to visitors and share their knowledge, and that even the youngest children were confident.

Rickmansworth Park school could be rated 'outstanding' upon its next inspection.Rickmansworth Park school could be rated 'outstanding' upon its next inspection. (Image: Google Street View) The primary had helped pupils to develop a strong moral compass and taught them to respect other people’s opinions and rights.

They behaved “exceptionally well”, inspectors said, both in the classroom and at playtime as they shared and got along well from the early years onwards.

"Pupils show extremely positive attitudes toward their learning, work hard, and always want to achieve their best," the report added. "They achieve well in national tests and assessments."

The “well-developed and ambitious” curriculum helped children to progress smoothly through the years from the basic knowledge in the early years to deeper learning for older pupils.

Inspectors also highlighted interesting debates which took place in classrooms as Rickmansworth Park pupils were able to connect their classes to current events.

The report praised teachers’ strong subject knowledge, adding that they gave clear explanations and checked to make sure that pupils understood the lesson.

Reading was judged to be a priority at Rickmansworth Park, but the report said the primary also developed pupils’ interests outside of lessons such as art, sport and music.

Inspectors found that the leadership team and governors worked “very well” together to improve the school, and had addressed areas for improvement highlighted upon the previous visit.

They also engaged well with parents, who appreciated the school's support for their children’s education, according to Ofsted.