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Meole Brace School


Meole Brace Re-judged as 'Good' by Ofsted

Meole Brace School has had a glowing report from Ofsted published this week, meaning that all TrustEd Schools are now either Good or Outstanding. 

“This puts Meole Brace School back to where it should be, a great school at the heart of its community,” said Mr Alan Doust Headteacher.  “We were determined to turn things around after the critical report last year.  I am so proud of the pupils, staff and community, for this tremendous outcome.”  

The report gives a clean bill of health to the school, with ‘good’ judgments across the board and a ‘good’ overall judgment.  

The Senior HMI, Chris Stevens, who led the inspection, said that the improvements were “impressive” and that this had been achieved by members of the school, leaders and their trust all working together.  

Meole Brace School joined the TrustEd Schools group in 2022, headed up by Sarah Godden CEO.  She says, “It has been a pleasure to work closely with the staff and governors at Meole Brace over the last year.  This is a great school, and staff and students are rightly proud members. I’ve not known a school be so determined or successful to turn things around so quickly before.  It is indeed ‘impressive’, as the inspection report said.”

The inspection team highlighted some particular strengths of the school, including the school ethos and values as “a respectful and positive environment where pupils feel safe and enjoy attending school.” 

The report also noted how involved students were in their school, with many now taking on significant leadership roles, for example in their 100 strong Student Parliament.  The report also highlights that students can enjoy, the school's “extensive” range of extracurricular activities, “which includes music groups, sports clubs, and more.”

Mr Doust said, “It is very important to us that every one of our students does well.  We were very pleased to see this recognised by inspectors who said that our school is ambitious for all pupils, including those with special educational needs.”  

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