DUDLEY South’s MP joined pupils, staff and parents at Bromley Pensnett Primary School to celebrate the school’s recent Ofsted success.

The school was inspected by Ofsted in December with the subsequent report, confirming the school had been judged ‘good’ in all areas, published in February.

The report praised the school as "inclusive" and described the curriculum as "broad and ambitious".

Mike Wood MP, a regular visitor to Bromley Pensnett in recent years, congratulated the school on its success and said: “All the staff, students and parents have worked so hard to achieve this new Ofsted rating and it’s been great to come along to celebrate with them. They should all be incredibly proud of this achievement.”

The full report can be read on the Ofsted website.

Headteacher Justin Gray said: “It is a privilege to serve the Bromley Pensnett community. Our families are enormously supportive of the school and it is that partnership between the school and the families which enables our pupils to thrive.

“The findings of the recent Ofsted inspection reflect the hard work and dedication of the staff and, of course, our wonderful children.

"We must also pay tribute to the excellent support and challenge that comes from being a member of the drb Ignite Trust. The quality of the collaborative work across the drb Trust is reflected in the success we enjoy."

The report said "the school has rightly selected reading as its top priority" and noted that a love of reading is encouraged from the outset, reflecting the extensive work that has gone into the school’s reading offer over the last few years.

Mr Gray added: “We have invested a great deal in our reading curriculum, focusing particularly on the teaching of phonics. We now have a very highly skilled team of reading teachers across the school, which has contributed to the significant and sustained improvement to the overall quality of education that we provide at Bromley Pensnett.”