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Wolverhampton school where 'pupils thrive' gets top rating from Ofsted

School teachers and pupils were over the moon today as their school was stamped 'outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors.

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Celebrating their outstanding Ofsted judgment are pupils with assistant headteacher Sharon McHale, executive headteacher Sarah Blower, cabinet member for children, young people and education Councillor Jacqui Coogan and head of school Rachael Lunn

The school - Christ Church Infant School in Wolverhampton - is also celebrating after staff were marked up as 'determined to give pupils the best start in life'.

Inspectors who visited the Tettenhall Wood school last month found that 'pupils thrive' at Christ Church, display 'exemplary' behaviour in lessons and around the school, and have 'overwhelmingly positive attitudes to learning'.

In their published report it says that staff are 'determined to give pupils the best start in life' and, as a result, pupils become 'confident and articulate learners' and take pride in their successes.

Children in the early years are said to develop strong and trusting relationships with adults and their peers and the school has established a 'highly ambitious' curriculum, which has reading at its heart, with leaders working with determination to carefully identify the important knowledge and skills that pupils will learn.

Ofsted judged the overall effectiveness of the school to be outstanding, with each inspection area – the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision – also judged outstanding. The school had previously been rated good in 2023.

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