A PEEBLES school has been praised by inspectors.

Kingsland Primary was visited by Education Scotland observers in April. And a recently-issued report has acknowledged a number of key strengths.

In the document, the primary’s “well respected” headteacher Jacqueline Wilson is praised for her leadership, while pupils are commended for their attitude to learning.

The 388-pupil school was adjudged to be ‘very good’ when it comes to leadership; ‘good’ for learning, teaching and assessments; ‘good’ for ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion and ‘good’ for raising attainment and achievement.

Ms Wilson, who is also the headteacher at Eddleston Primary said: “I am delighted that the hard work, commitment and strong ethos of everyone at Kingsland, including the nursery, has been recognised in this report.

“It was a supportive visit by HMIe (Inspectorate of Education) and challenged our thinking which will help us to continue to move the school forward.

“I am also pleased that the report acknowledged our children as a strength of the school because they are the ones that make all our efforts worthwhile.”

While the school was given a good report, inspectors said there was still room for improvement, challenging staff to develop “the consistency of quality in learning and teaching across all stages”.

Parent Council chairs, Kim Rand and Judith Akerman, said: “We accept the overall conclusions of this report and are pleased that Education Scotland has noted the many important strengths of our school.

“We also recognise that there are some aspects which require improvement and with the support of all stakeholders, will ensure that Kingsland Primary continues to be a school that pupils are proud to attend.

“We share Education Scotland’s expectations of high standards of achievement and attainment for all of the young people in the Scottish Borders and will be working with the headteacher and her staff, as well as pupils and parents, to ensure these expectations are met.

“The Parent Council would like to thank all involved with Kingsland Primary for their hard work and dedication, which we are pleased to see so positively reflected in this report, and look forward to seeing our school continue to develop and improve.”