Staff and students at The Market Weighton School are celebrating after being taken out of special measures.
In just their fourth monitoring visit, Ofsted inspectors were so impressed with the work that was going on within the school that they judged the school no longer needed special measures.
Ofsted inspectors placed the school in special measures in October 2010 and that saw them working collaboratively with South Hunsley School and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Gavin Chappell, acting head of The Market Weighton School, said: “We are obviously delighted that the recent Ofsted inspection recognised the hard work that staff and students have undertaken over the last year in order to bring the school out of special measures.
“The inspectors judged that the school is “improving securely and quickly” and this now gives the school a firm platform on which to make further positive developments which will benefit our students.
“It has been a real team effort, with everyone getting behind the steps which we said we needed to take in order for the school to make the necessary improvements over a short space of time.
“Importantly, our parents have remained supportive and recognised the improvements that have been brought about at the school.”
Debbie Lord, chair of governors at The Market Weighton School, said: “The governing body are, of course, delighted at the outcome of the recent Ofsted inspection.
“The result was well deserved as the inspector stated, and ahead of schedule.
“This is down to the hard work of staff and leadership in the school, with the support of our students and parents.
“Although challenging at times, the school has embraced the opportunities the original judgement presented for them and have emerged well equipped to raise standards further and improve the outcomes for all our students in the future.”
Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and schools at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It is excellent news that The Market Weighton School no longer requires special measures and that it is well placed to continue to improve and provide a good standard of education for its students.
“Congratulations must go to those that have been involved in bringing about this improvement.”
Mike Furbank, head of achievement and inclusion at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council is delighted that genuine and rapid improvement we have seen at The Market Weighton School has been recognised by Ofsted and that the school no longer requires special measures.
“This has resulted from hard work and commitment from Chris Abbott from South Hunsley School as the executive head teacher, the governing body of the school, who have worked tirelessly and last but not least, the advisers and officers of the improvement and learning service who have challenged and supported the school throughout its improvement journey.
“Such rapid improvement can only be brought about by excellent teamwork and we have seen a stunning example of that here.”