When it comes to selecting a primary school, there is a lot of choice.

One of the factors that might help parents make a shortlist is considering Ofsted ratings and reports.

This is because the aim of Ofsted is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students.

Ofsted report their findings directly to Parliament and claim to carry out hundreds of inspections each week across the country.

'Outstanding' is the best rating to be awarded by Ofsted and it has been awarded to four primary schools in Blackpool.

Here is a list of Blackpool primary schools which have been rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted:

Park Community Academy

Park Community Academy, on Whitegate Drive, in Blackpool

The school, located on Whitegate Drive, has an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating.

It was inspected on May 23, 2018.

Layton Primary School

Layton Primary School, on Meyler Avenue, in Blackpool

The community primary school is located on Meyler Avenue.

Highfurlong School

Highfurlong School, on Blackpool Old Road, in Blackpool

The community special school is located on Blackpool Old Road.

St Nicholas C of E Primary School

St Nicholas CofE Primary School, on School Road, in Blackpool

The voluntary aided school, on School Road, has an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating.

It was inspected on March 2, 2016.