Over the last two years Ferndale Community Primary School has been on an incredible journey.
In March 2012 the school just managed to gain a satisfactory result in an inspection, coupled with falling results and dwindling pupil numbers.
However, as the latest report from Ofsted says: “Aspirational leaders and managers, including governors, have ensured the school has made rapid progress since its previous inspection.”
The recent report now grades the school as Good, with Leadership and Management as well as Safeguarding being graded as Outstanding.
The report went on to praise the school’s teaching and curriculum which: “provides pupils with a very exciting range of subjects, topics and experiences which ensure they thoroughly enjoy school.”
Gary Evans, headteacher, said: "We are all very pleased and very proud that the hard work everyone has poured into this school has paid off and been recognised.
"Our results have risen sharply and we now have waiting lists for admission to the school. This is a fantastic start and we have an even more exciting future ahead.