Perryfields School rated good by Ofsted

By David Cosgrove | Ofsted reports | Published:

A secondary school in Oldbury has been ranked as good by the schools watchdog in its latest inspection.

Perryfields High School was previously rated as requiring improvement after an Ofsted visit in 2016.

But the school has now been upgraded to good overall – the second highest rating.

Staff at the school have been recognised for their teaching with the report stating that 'teaching and learning are now good and are especially strong in English and mathematics'.

The report also recognised that 'leaders have made improvements to teaching and learning at the school and pupils now receive a good education'.

The report was very complimentary about pupils who attend the school, describing them as 'confident', 'self-assured' and that they 'understand how to be successful learners'.

"Pupils enjoy coming to school and they are making good progress," inspectors added.

The inspectors were particularly impressed by the school's strong safeguarding culture, its high attendance levels and by pupils' well-mannered, courteous and polite behaviour.

The report also recognised the school for its high-quality lessons in creative learning.


Headteacher Ian Barton, who joined the school in September 2017, said: “We’re thrilled with our latest Ofsted report and are really pleased that the comments of the inspectors recognise the hard work and progress we have made over the last couple of years.

“I would like to thank all the pupils, parents, staff and governors for their continued support and dedication to the school.

“As acknowledged in the report, we have developed an aspirational and ambitious culture at Perryfields and we will continue to strive to achieve high standards and performance and learn from the recommendations of the report.”

Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Credit goes to everyone involved – children and young people, Mr Barton, teachers and governors, parents and carers – in achieving this fantastic result for the school.”

David Cosgrove

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