A Good rated school which has high aspirations for its pupils has been praised by inspectors.

Ofsted visited Loxdale Primary School last term, with inspector Joanne Knowles concluding that its leadership team had maintained the good quality of education since its previous inspection in 2014.

She said the school's aim that children will have "high aspirations and a sense of moral responsibility is reflected in the work of staff and pupils" and found that Headteacher Tricia Scott and her leadership team and governors had "identified the school's key priorities and put appropriate plans in place to address them". 

The changes they have made have led to "improvements in the quality of teaching and learning, and outcomes for pupils".

Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the Chapel Street school, with parents praising the fact that Mrs Scott and her deputy are at the entrance gates every morning to welcome pupils. 

The children themselves are "respectful and polite to each other and to visitors" and have many opportunities to take on roles of responsibility - as a result, they "speak articulately and behave with a maturity that is beyond their years". Pupils "are confident and ready to move onto the next stage of their education".

Mrs Scott's "ambition and vision for the school are shared by all staff" who work as one to drive improvements. Staff feel "motivated and respected" and highlighted how the leadership has helped to move the school forward. There is also a strong safeguarding team in the school, with leaders and staff vigilant to signs of any issues.

Staff and pupils will be moving to Loxdale Primary School’s new purpose built home at Bilston Urban Village this autumn, at which point it will be able to welcome two reception classes of 60 pupils per year, rather than one, as part of the City of Wolverhampton Council’s plans to create additional places to meet rising demands.

Mrs Scott said: “We are all really pleased with the outcome of our recent inspection and I am proud to be the Headteacher of a school where the children are always at the heart of everything that we do. 

“I am lucky to have such a committed and dedicated team of staff, parents and governors to work with on a daily basis and we are excited for the next chapter at Loxdale as we move into our brand new building in September.”

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "This is a very positive report which makes it clear that Loxdale Primary School is making strong progress under the leadership of Tricia Scott and her team.

"The school is preparing its children very well for the next stages of their education and I would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work and commitment.

“I would also like to wish staff and pupils all the very best as they prepare to move into their new home at Bilston Urban Village.” 

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