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Stratford School on the up after latest Ofsted inspection

Stratford Editorial 13th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE FORTUNES of Stratford School are turning around it seems.

After being told it ‘required improvement’ back in 2013, the Alcester Road school has since been graded ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted rating.

The report, which follows a recent two day inspection, singled out headteacher Neil Wallace for being ‘relentless’ in his drive to improve the school and the issues raised previously.

It also said the school community had a ‘renewed energy’ – rating it good in every category but added it was not ‘outstanding’ as there were still areas where pupils needed to be challenged.

Mr Wallace told The Observer: “I am delighted Ofsted have acknowledged the transformational impact of changes at the school since the previous inspection.

“It was heartening listening to inspectors describe the overwhelmingly positive feedback they had received from students, parents and staff about how the school has improved over the last couple of years.

“It is a wonderful boost for the community to know they have a school that has been officially recognised as really good in every respect, and one they can be truly proud of.”