A secondary school in Holmer Green which required improvement two years ago is back in Ofsted’s good books after its latest inspection.

Holmer Green Senior School, in Parish Piece, has been praised by Ofsted as a good school after it was inspected in May this year.

Head teacher, Michael Jones, said he was “delighted” by the latest report, which highlighted the “outstanding” teaching of art, design and textiles and pupils’ achievement in maths.

He said: “When you get to the end of the year you feel tired, but this has given a real energy to the school. We are really, really proud of it.”

The report, published on June 24, also said pupils behave well, governance is “highly effective” and that the head teacher leads the school with “great purpose and energy.”

The number of pupils achieving A* to C grades in subjects like English literature, IT and religious studies is also predicted to increase and a higher proportion of pupils are expected to make at least expected progress in English and maths this year.

Mr Jones said the latest inspection shows the “remarkable journey” made by the school since 2014, when it was rated as requiring improvement.

Two years ago, teaching was deemed to be “not consistently good” and that there were few opportunities for pupils to improve their writing skills.

The head teacher said: “It shows that decisions that were difficult in 2014, ones that really led to the right people taking up post both as leaders and as subject teachers, have proved to be absolutely worthwhile. It is nice to show the community that the decisions that were made at the time have been fully vindicated.

“The real winners are the kids and they can feel really proud again and know they are a good school and they are not just at any old good school – they are at a good school that is knocking on the door of outstanding.

“We knew we were on the cusp so we are not going to settle back. We are pushing on next year for the full outstanding rating.”