SUMMERHILL School in Kingswinford has been rated 'good' by Ofsted, two years after being told to improve by the education watchdog.

Inspectors visiting Summerhill School praised leaders, staff and students at the Lodge Lane site for the progress they were making after it was rated as 'requires improvement' following a previous inspection in January 2017.

In the report, which was published this week based on inspections carried out in early April, pupils were praised for working hard, dressing smartly and trying their best.

The education watchdog also praised staff for 'continually improving' the quality of their teaching and for having a 'genuine belief in pupils’ academic ability and personal potential'.

Senior leaders were also praised in the report, with inspectors saying they had 'positively transformed the culture and ethos of Summerhill School'.

The Ofsted inspectors said the school could improve further by continuing to improve communication with parents and further improve the quality of teaching.

Mr Adrian Cresswell, acting headteacher at Summerhill, said: "We are delighted with the findings of the report, which highlights several real areas of strength in our school.

"I’d like to pay tribute to staff and governors who have worked very hard to secure improvement at Summerhill and to thank parents, carers and students for their essential contributions.

"A positive Ofsted report can now help our community move forwards together with greater confidence and pride.

"Despite the many positive comments in the report, we are not complacent. Even since the start of April, we have continued to develop and improve the ways that we work with a view to making further improvements over the coming months.”