School success

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BETTER standards at Hasland Infant School have led to the removal of a notice to improve after just over a year.

Education inspectors from Ofsted were so impressed with improvements at the 376-pupil school during a two day visit last month that they removed the notice given in February last year.

The school, in Eyre Street East, was judged to be ‘good’ in all areas.

Inspectors highlighted a number of strengths including teaching and pupils’ achievements.

Headteacher Alison Wain, who had been in post just six weeks when the notice to improve was given, said: “We’re very pleased with the outcome which was a team effort.

“The children love their learning, achieve well and enjoy coming to school − this is a great success for us all.”

Cllr Mike Longden, the county council’s edycation chief, praised the news.