Crowlees pupils and staff rejoice

PUPILS and staff at Crowlees Junior and Infant School have been celebrating this week after being highlighted for their outstanding Ofsted report.

David Bell, the Government's Chief Inspector of Schools, has identified 415 schools and colleges nationwide as outstanding from those inspected in 2002/03 - and Crowlees is one of those schools.

Headteacher of the Springfield Park school, David Hardcastle, told the Reporter everyone connected with the school - which has 415 pupils on roll and about 30 teaching and non-teaching staff, was delighted to hear they were in the chief inspector's annual report.

He added: "When one considers how many schools are inspected in a year it is gratifying to know that the school's achievements have been recognised nationally."

Other Kirklees schools included in Mr Bell's report are Savile Town Infant and Nursery in Dewsbury, St Patrick's Catholic Primary in Birstall, Shepley First and Netherthong Primary.

Mr Bell said: "I heartily congratulate the headteacher, staff, governors and pupils or students of all the successful schools and colleges named in my annual report on their success and hard work in delivering such a high standard of education."