School praised by Ofsted and marks its centenary

Dudley Infant School pupils' Edwardian day
Dudley Infant School pupils' Edwardian day

STAFF and pupils at Dudley Infant School are celebrating after receiving a glowing Ofsted inspection report while commemorating the school’s centenary.

Inspectors gave the school a ‘good’ rating, up from the ‘satisfactory’ score it got in 2010.

Sheila Browning, lead inspector, said: “Pupils’ personal development and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength and as a result, they behave well and the caring relationships between staff and pupils help them to feel safe.”

The inspectors’ visit coincided with the school marking the centenary of the school’s opening. Pupils, staff and parents dressed in costume for an Edwardian tea party, re-enacting the opening in 1913.

Joanne McCarron-Charles, headteacher, said: “This achievement recognises the hard work and dedication of staff, governors and parents to provide the best education we can for our learners. I am pleased inspectors identified spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as a strength. This underpins all that we are at Dudley and is a legacy that has been passed on from leader to leader through the years.”