A Wolverhampton school is continuing to take "effective action" to move out of special measures, according to Ofsted.

Inspectors carried out a monitoring visit to Hill Avenue Primary School last month and noted a range of improvements which have taken place over the last few months.

In particular, they found that the "ambitious culture created by senior leaders" was having a "positive impact on the quality of education provided by the school".

Effective action is being taken to address all the areas identified for improvement, and the school has eradicated a number of weaknesses. They noted that "effective strategies are firmly embedded in order to improve the school further."

The quality of teaching continues to improve, with pupils making faster progress than at the time of the previous monitoring inspection. Almost all groups of pupils in every year group are "making improved progress" and, as a result, the school is "confidently predicting greatly improved outcomes this year".

Inspectors found that the vast majority of parents think the school is well led and managed, and highlighted the work of the Interim Executive Board, installed by the City of Wolverhampton Council after the school was placed into special measures last year, which was focused on "improving the quality of education in the school."

Julien Kramer, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Director of Education, said: "I am pleased that inspectors have noted the continuing good progress to bring Hill Avenue Primary School out of special measures, and I would like to congratulate Anita Cliff and her team, as well as pupils and parents, on their efforts.

"We believe that the improvements that have been made at Hill Avenue are such that, when it comes out of special measures, it will be on track to be rated at least Good - this would be a tremendous endorsement of the hard work of everyone involved in raising standards at the school."

Mrs Cliff said: "The whole school community should be very proud of the rapid progress being made at Hill Avenue. The children are getting now what they deserve - a great education."

  • ¬†released: Tuesday 12 July, 2016