Pupils and staff at a Birmingham school are celebrating after receiving an “outstanding” Ofsted report.
Ninestiles, an academy in Acocks Green, impressed inspectors with its “exceptionally high quality” education and the “exemplary” behaviour of students.
The Ofsted report said: “The academy provides an exceptionally high quality of education for its students.
‘‘Teaching motivates students extremely well and enables them to make outstanding progress.
“Students are inspired by high-quality lessons across the curriculum and teachers consistently convey high expectations for students’ effort, behaviour and persistence.
“Students have highly positive attitudes to learning and are very keen to do their best in lessons.
“Almost all the parents and carers agree that their children are safe and happy and are very positive about the behaviour of youngsters in the academy.
“Students are very proud of the academy.
“Their behaviour in lessons and around the premises is exemplary.”
Inspectors also praised the progress made by pupils with special educational needs and highlighted the school’s effective use of the “pupil premium” – extra cash for students eligible for free school meals and those being looked after by the local authority.
The school became an academy two years ago and its predecessor school had also received three “outstanding” Ofsted reports.
The school is the lead school in the Ninestiles Academy Trust, which comprises five schools, four Birmingham primary schools and Ninestiles.
Gaetano Ferrante, principal of Ninestiles, said: “We are very proud of this fourth outstanding judgement by Ofsted.
“It is a tremendous tribute to the commitment and support of students and their parents.
“It demonstrates the dedication and hard work of all who work at Ninestiles.
“It is a fantastic start to the year.”