SOLIHULL schools, childminders and daycare centres have been singled out for praise in Ofsted’s annual report.
A dozen premises based in the borough were judged by inspectors to have provided outstanding care, education and skills. The roll of honour was published by the education watchdog last week and highlighted the places which had scored particularly well in the last twelve months.
A number of Solihull learning centres have appeared on the list two or three times before. For Arden School it was the fourth time in succession they had been awarded outstanding status.
The Knowle college is one of only two schools in the entire Birmingham and Solihull area to have enjoyed this run of success.
The other borough schools which appeared on the list were: Dorridge Nursery and Infant School, Cranmore Infant School, St Patrick’s CofE Junior and Infant School, St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School, Woodlands Infant School and Castle Bromwich Infant School.
Christine Gilbert, chief inspector of education, children’s services and skills, said: "It’s encouraging to see so much outstanding provision across all areas of education and care and I pay tribute to all who contributed to this success.
"Schools and colleges which have been categorised as outstanding in each of their inspection reports over the past fifteen years are especially deserving of our commendation."
A total of nearly 3,000 providers nationwide who made the list for 2007-08.