EDUCATION bosses have praised an Accrington school for its marked improvement.
Spring Hill Community Primary School has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors, who visited in May after staff were told it ‘required improvement’ during an inspection in 2012.
The improvements follow Spring Hill’s inclusion in the Department for Education list of Top 100 most improved schools in England 2009-2012.
Headteacher Stephanie Grimshaw said she was delighted. She added: “It is the result of the hard work that past and present staff, pupils, parents and governors have all put in to Spring Hill school.
“It really has been a team effort. I am very proud of everyone.
“We have been improving year on year, always so near to achieving the high expectations set, and now we have met all the criteria to receive this judgement of ‘good’. We now start our campaign to receiving a judgement of ‘outstanding’.”
The school was also praised for its success by former pupil and world renowned educationalist, Professor Andy Hargreaves. He took time out of his busy schedule to visit the school to deliver a card which said: ‘Congratulations on receiving the long overdue recognition for all your hard-work, dedication, self belief and success’.
Chair of governors Riz Yousf said: “The governors are delighted that the commitment and dedication of the whole team at Spring Hill has resulted in this excellent report.”