A DUDLEY school celebrating a glowing report which branded them top class just two years after being in special measures.

Priory Primary School, Limes Road, was at rock bottom after government inspectors found failings which were so serious the school was described as one of the worst they had seen.

A new Ofsted report was made public on July 17 which revealed a dramatic change at the school which has moved to a rating of good with some areas now described as outstanding.

Jill Bennett, head teacher at Priory Primary, said: “We are delighted with the incredible turn around we have managed to make in just two years and that is testament to a lot of hard work.

“We now have a team of enthusiastic teaching staff, pupils who are excited about learning and an extremely supportive set of governors.

“We will continue to work to drive standards even higher.”

Councillor Tim Crumpton, Dudley cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I know there has been a lot of hard work at every level at Priory Primary and that is shown in what they have been able to achieve.

“As a local authority we are committed to working with schools to ensure children have the very best educational standards possible. Priory Primary is an outstanding example of what can be achieved in a hard working and happy school.”