A DUDLEY school is celebrating turning around its fortunes after being handed a Good rating by Ofsted.

Woodside Primary School, which was rated 'Requires Improvement' in 2020 has now been handed an overall 'Good' rating.

The school, on Highgate Road, has been judged to be good in all areas in a report published on January 19.

Staff, pupils and governors at the academy school, which is part of the Hales Valley Trust, are over the moon. 

Inspectors said the school had made significant developments year on year.

The report states that "Since the previous inspection, expectations for what pupils can achieve have risen.

"This shows in the quality of learning and the rising standards being seen throughout the school.”

It also states "all pupils receive teaching and support that enables them to feel good about themselves and what they can achieve" and praises the school's leadership and support provided by Hales Valley Trust.

Headteacher Sally Bloomer, said: “We’re thrilled with our latest Ofsted report and really pleased that the comments of the inspection team recognise the hard work and progress we have made.

"I would like to thank all the pupils, parents, staff and governors for their continued support and dedication to the school.”

Joanna Turner, who joined the school as Executive Headteacher in September 2022, said: “This achievement is the result of the hard work and determination to strive to achieve the very best for the children and families of Woodside”.

She said: “I am pleased with the many positive comments stated during the two day inspection and within our final report.

"I am delighted with the overall judgement of good and very proud of everyone who has been involved in achieving this outcome.

"As a school, we will endeavour to continue to provide the very best education possible and maintain our commitment to continuous improvement.”

Inspectors visited last November.