STAFF and pupils at Amblecote Primary School have been celebrating after receiving a glowing Ofsted report.

The school, which has 300 pupils, has retained its ‘good’ status following a short inspection last month.

Lead inspector Susan Hickerton praised the school’s leadership team for maintaining good quality education, for being passionate about staff and pupils and for exhibiting energy and integrity in her report.

The report also commends the school for making improvements in several areas including attendance rates, safeguarding procedures and assessment practises - and it notes that pupils at the School Drive school are well-behaved, courteous, inquisitive and articulate.

Headteacher Ann Mason said: “I would like to thank our staff, pupils and governors for their ongoing hard work, dedication and commitment, which is reflected in the Ofsted report.

“We all share in a common vision of ‘'At Amblecote we achieve because in our pupils we believe'’ and we will continue to strive towards having the best possible outcomes for all our pupils.”

Councillor Ian Cooper, Dudley’s cabinet member for children’s services said: “I would like to congratulate the headteacher, deputy headteacher, staff, pupils and governors at Amblecote Primary School for the fantastic work they’re doing.

“We are a council that is passionate about our children and young people and we’re delighted to see the school being praised so warmly for its energy and commitment.”