'Outstanding' Wolverhampton school celebrates turning 60

Wolverhampton | Education | Published:

A primary school has been recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, just in time for its 60th birthday.

Staff and pupils celebrate their success at Spring Vale Primary School

Spring Vale Primary School in Wolverhampton has received their first ever outstanding certificate across the board, concluding that each of their students does "exceptionally well".

The report stated that the children enjoyed learning methods and school life, it also said they appreciate the challenge and encouragement from their teachers.

Pupils at the school in Parkfields have achieved above the national average at Key Stage One and Two thanks to the schools well structured and organised curriculum.

Headteacher Chris Blunt, said: "This is a remarkable achievement for everyone associated with our magnificent school.

"Twenty years ago we were placed in special measures – and our journey to Outstanding began at that point.

“This report reflects the sense of purpose, skill and commitment of our current staff but also members of staff and governors who are no longer at the school."

It was noted that the school ensures that pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are supported "very effectively", making sure that they are not left behind.

All five inspection areas - quality of education, behaviours and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision - received the highest possible judgement by Ofsted.

Mr Blunt, added: “I am proud to be head of this very special school and to be associated with people, including our wonderful staff, parents and carers, who have a determination on a daily basis that children should reach their potential despite any barriers they may face.

"This report marks the next step in our journey to continue to strive to be the best we can.”

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