St John The Baptist Primary School and Fauldhouse Nursery in West Lothian has received an exceptional report from Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate.

Education Scotland Inspectors awarded the highest rating of ‘excellent’ in the category 'raising attainment and achievement'.

It is very rare for a school to receive this grade as since 2017, less than 1% of primary school inspection evaluations have received an ‘excellent’.

Head Teacher Angela Gardner said: “I am incredibly proud of our school community.

"As a staff team, we work to ensure both the school and nursery settings are fun, compassionate and nurturing environments where our children can learn and grow to achieve their potential.

"Our pupils are amazing and we are delighted with their achievements.

"They really are a credit to our school, their families and the wider community.

“We will certainly take the positives from this report and reflect on what we can do to further develop our practice, ensuring that we are inspiring success for all our learners.”

Executive councillor for education, Andrew McGuire said: “I am thrilled for the pupils, staff and wider community connected to St John the Baptist.

"This report showcases the excellent work in both the school and nursery settings and I’m sure this will only inspire staff to further develop their fantastic approach to education."