Staff and pupils at a Huddersfield primary school are celebrating big improvements after their latest Ofsted report.
But after its latest inspection in May, the school has made dramatic progress.
Overall it’s now been rated “good” but for one of the inspection categories – effectiveness of leadership and management – the school was hailed “outstanding.”
Head teacher Mrs Emma Eastwood said the latest report was the culmination of a lot of hard work by everyone at the school.
“We really embraced the findings of the 2013 report and everyone was determined to move forward,” she said.
“We have a very dedicated staff and we have worked really hard to show what a good school we are.”
Back in October, 2013 the school had slumped from “good” to “requires improvement” and teaching and management was criticised.
The report said that a “large proportion of teaching requires improvement” and that closer management was needed.
Mrs Eastwood, who was on maternity leave at the time of the last inspection, returned to the school at the end of 2014 determined to restore the school’s status.
Mrs Eastwood joined Reinwood as a newly-qualified teacher 19 years ago becoming head in 2012.
She said: “I am passionate about the school and the families and children we work with. As a school we have a great rapport with our children.”
The latest report says that the head and deputy head provide “high quality leadership” backed by an “extremely strong” governing body.
Teaching is also described as “good” with focused professional development for staff.
The report adds: “Since the last inspection, leaders at all levels have worked tirelessly to sustain a strong vision and a community where a very positive atmosphere encourages pupils’ learning.”
Children also love the school and the report says: “The pupils thrive in a very caring community where all staff work diligently to meet their needs.
“As a result pupils feel safe and greatly enjoy school.”
Mrs Eastwood added: “It is just fabulous that what we see on a daily basis has finally been recognised. We are still on cloud nine.”