'Outstanding' schools celebrated

Published: Thursday 27th October 11

More than a third of Wandsworth’s schools have now been given 'outstanding' ratings by Ofsted inspectors.

With 30 out of 80 nursery, primary, secondary and special schools and Pupil Referral Units receiving the rating, Wandsworth has one of the highest numbers of outstanding-rated schools in London.

To celebrate their achievements, Wandsworth Council held a special reception event to praise the hard work of teachers and staff.

Wandsworth's mayor, Councillor Jane Cooper, and Councillor Kathy Tracey, the council's cabinet member for education and children's services, met headteachers and chair of governors at the town hall earlier this month to commend the various schools' efforts ensuring children across the borough are given the best possible education.

Cllr Tracey said: "Staff and supporters at all of these schools and referral units deserve praise for reaching such high standards.

"These Ofsted ratings prove Wandsworth is home to hugely successful schools where parents can expect their children to receive a first class education.

"I welcome their success and hope it encourages other schools to strive to match these standards."

Twelve of the 30 schools have been judged outstanding since the introduction of new framework for Ofsted inspections, which was introduced in autumn 2009.

The 12 schools most recently judged outstanding are:
Nursery:
 Balham Nursery School
 Eastwood Nursery School

Primary:
 Brandlehow Primary School
 Honeywell Infant School

Secondary:
 Graveney School
 Ernest Bevin College

Pupil Referral Units:
 Victoria Drive Pupil Referral Unit
 Wandsworth Hospital and Home Tuition Unit

Special:
 Elsley School
 Greenmead School
 Linden Lodge School
 Paddock School

Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills - is an independent body inspecting and regulating schools and services which care for children and young people, and reporting findings to Parliament.

To learn more about schools and education opportunities in Wandsworth visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/100005/education_and_learning.

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