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St Teresa's given good school report

A Wolverhampton primary school is celebrating after being praised by Government inspectors.

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, in Malins Road, Parkfields, has been awarded a 'Good' rating in the latest Ofsted report.

A previous inspection only awarded St Teresa's a 'satisfactory' rating but inspectors said the school had improved "considerably" since then.

The report praised the good teaching and learning across the school, quality of care, pupil behaviour and the strong leadership of the headteacher which is well supported by the governing body.

Inspectors also noted that, although many children enter the school at reception age with skill and ability less than what is expected for their age group, pupils leave with standards in line with their peers across the country.

This report is the latest success for the school, which has risen up the Wolverhampton school league table by 27 places to 11 this year.

The school has also introduced more outdoor play and activities since September with trim trail equipment and a climbing wall to enhance the offer for pupils.

Tamsin Davis, Headteacher at St Teresa's said: "The success of the school is a team effort. We are overjoyed with this judgement and will use it to drive improvement even further.

"Parents want the best opportunities for their children and we will continue to work to provide them."

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "I am delighted to hear St Teresa's has been rated as a good school by Ofsted.

"The school has made considerable improvements recently. But what is even more encouraging is that the school is striving to make further improvements and is working hard to achieve this.

"I congratulate everyone connected to the school who has helped bring about this success."

  • released: Wednesday 8 May, 2013