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Future looks bright for Fordbridge Primary School as plans for new facility are submitted.

STANDARDS at a once failing primary school are now getting back on track, with the council pressing ahead with plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility.

STANDARDS at a once failing primary school are now getting back on track, with the council pressing ahead with plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility.

The Fordbridge Primary School received a damning Ofsted report last year and faced closure, being federated or turned into a sponsored academy.

But this week a spokesman for Solihull Council said the school has made ‘good progress,’ which has been confirmed by a recent Ofsted visit and Local Authority Review.

The new building, which is part of the regeneration scheme of North Solihull, would be completed next year, and would include provision for private and school nurseries, playing fields and community learning facilities.

Last year the school was criticised by Ofsted as having ‘too many weaknesses,’ including poor quality of teaching and pupils ranking below the national average in English and Maths Key Stage 2 tests. A council spokesman said: “Fordbridge Primary School is currently making good progress and is returning towards providing a high standard of education for all pupils.

“This has been confirmed by a recent local authority review and also by the Ofsted visit that took place last week.

“It will be fitting that when the school moves into its new building, sometime in late 2014, it will be accompanied by a positive Ofsted report.

 

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