Head Teacher from Loxdale Primary School in Bilston praised by Ofsted for greeting pupils at the school gates every day.

Ofsted visited Loxdale Primary School in Bilston, concluding it had kept up the quality of education since its previous visit in 2014, and again gave the school a ‘good’ rating.

Headteacher Tricia Scott and her leadership team and governors were found to have identified the school’s key priorities and put appropriate plans in place.

The changes they had made led to improvements in “the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils”.

Parents were overwhelmingly supportive of the Chapel Street school, with parents praising the fact that headteacher Tricia Scott and her deputy were at the entrance gates every morning to welcome pupils.

The children themselves were respectful and polite to each other and to visitors, and have plenty of opportunities to take on roles of responsibility. As a result, they “speak articulately and behave with a maturity that is beyond their years”.

Inspector Joanne Knowles said the school’s aim that children have “high aspirations and a sense of moral responsibility” was reflected in the work of staff and pupils.

Mrs Scott’s ambition and vision for the school were shared by all staff who felt “motivated and respected”. There was also a strong safeguarding team in the school, with staff watchful of signs of any issues.

Staff and pupils will be moving to a new purpose-built home at Bilston Urban Village in the autumn, when there will be two reception classes of 60 pupils per year, rather than one, as part of the Wolverhampton Council’s plan to create additional school places to meet rising demands.

Mrs Scott said: “We are all really pleased with the outcome of our recent inspection. I am lucky to have such a committed and dedicated team of staff, parents and governors to work with on a daily basis and we are excited for the next chapter at Loxdale as we move into our brand new building in September.”

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, cabinet member for education and skills, added: “This is a very positive report which makes it clear that Loxdale Primary School is making strong progress under the leadership of Tricia Scott and her team.

“The school is preparing its children very well for the next stages of their education and I would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work and commitment. I would also like to wish staff and pupils all the very best as they prepare to move into their new home at Bilston Urban Village.”


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