STAFF at a primary school in Romsley are celebrating after turning around its Ofsted grading from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ in its latest report.

When Ofsted visited Romsley St Kenelm’s CofE Primary School in 2015, they found the school was declining from its last inspection, while not all pupils were achieving.

The school has since worked hard to turn its fortunes around and a report published in January recognised the transformation with an overall ‘good’ grading.

Lead inspector Joanne Evans praised the school for being “warm and welcoming”.

She added: “There have been significant improvements in teaching, learning and assessment and pupils’ achievement since the last inspection.

“The headteacher provides strong and effective leadership and has created an ethos of high expectations.

“Leaders and governors know what the school does well and what must improve

“The school is well placed to improve further.”

The school was given a clean sweep of ‘good’ ratings in its effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for pupils; and early years provision.

Headteacher Suzanne Shackleton said: “We are all delighted.

“There have been lots of lovely things said about the school which is pleasing.

“Since I started here in September 2014 we have just really tried to raise the bar in terms of expectations and work with staff, children and parents.

“We have concentrated a lot of time and effort to make the school the place that is it, and helping the children achieve the best that they can.

“It is really great for everybody that this report is recognising the hard work.”