An East Renfrewshire school campus has gained top marks in an inspection report.

Staff at Neilston Primary and Madras Family Centre – a nursery which looks after children aged two to five – were praised for their treatment of pupils and their dedication.

The report from Education Scotland, the government body responsible for school standards, said children of all ages benefitted from strong relationships with staff, particularly those with additional support needs.

The report also praised the response of primary school and nursery staff to the pandemic and the general wellbeing of children their care.

It added: “The stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments prompt curiosity and enquiry.

“We are confident that the setting has the capacity to continue to improve.”

The report also found that children at the shared campus made friends easily because of the good atmosphere created by staff.

Gerard Curley, head teacher of Neilston Primary and Madras Family Centre, said he was delighted with the findings and said there were exciting times ahead.

He added: “It is clear that the inspectors recognised the strong relationships which are developed across the whole school community.

“We have worked extremely hard to develop an inclusive culture and ethos and this clearly shone through.

“The dedication of the staff has also been highlighted and we will continue to work together to keep raising the bar for all.”

Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre are situated n the one site and take children from Neilston, Uplawmoor and Barrhead

They and nearby St Thomas’s Primary School will move into a combined campus in 2024. The new hub is being built within the grounds of Neilston Primary.

Once completed the school and family centre will be demolished to make way for an all-weather football pitch and games area.