A primary school in Romford has been praised as a place where pupils develop "resilience, respect and a love of learning".

Parklands Primary School in Havering Road, was rated 'good' overall in a recent Ofsted inspection.

The school provides education for more than 900 boys and girls from ages 2 to 11, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

In the Ofsted report published on June 10, inspectors said: "Resilience, respect and a love of learning are actively promoted and celebrated at this vibrant and lively school.

"Leaders make sure that every child thrives, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)."

This creates a positive and inclusive community where "kindness and consideration towards others" is important to the pupils, inspectors wrote, and bullying is "rare".

Ofsted particularly praised Parklands for its focus on personal development, with the school rated 'outstanding' in this area.

Inspectors said: "Promoting pupils’ personal development is a key strength of the school’s ethos.

"Through visits to museums and other places of interest, the school strives to enrich pupils’ experiences."

This includes the school's farm, which Ofsted found the pupils "enthusiastically" help to maintain - and which also helps to teach important values such as "respecting nature, empathy and teamwork".

Inspectors found that pupils at Parklands achieve well and leave ready for their next stage of education.

Despite this, the Ofsted report did note that some areas of the curriculum could be improved as on occasion "staff do not have sufficient expertise to ensure that pupils learn the planned curriculum well".

However, the watchdog said that the school's learning environment is "calm and orderly", and pupils are attentive and cooperative, making it a good place for learning.

Praise was given in the report to Parklands' initiative that motivates pupils to attend school regularly.

The 'snack and chat' breakfast club was found to be successful in promoting attendance and developing children's routines well.

Overall, the school's management was found to be effective with inspectors noting that "those responsible for governance have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement".

Staff are "proud" to work at Parklands Primary School, and "every child thrives" there.

The school was contacted for comment.