Millennium Primary School on Greenwich Peninsula is celebrating a successful Ofsted after going from “Requires Improvement” status to “Outstanding” in under two years.
The school has attributed its turnaround to executive headteacher Nick Osborne, who started in January 2013, and head of school Joanna Gledhill, in a partnership with Brooklands Primary School.
The school’s Year Six SATs results were at the bottom of Greenwich’s tables when Ofsted were set to visit in 2013, but after the new team took over the school managed to scrape a Requires Improvement status instead of special measures when inspected in July.
The team then managed to lift the Ofsted result to “Outstanding” by May 2015.
Mr Osborne said: “We know something truly exceptional and exciting is happening here at Millennium and we could not be happier to have that validated by an outstanding Ofsted inspection.
“We are so proud of our team of passionately dedicated teachers and staff, and of course the remarkable students whose thirst for learning is what drives us all every day.”
Chair of Governors Tiffany Beck said: “We were able to make such a huge jump because we have incredibly strong teachers in our classrooms and inspirational leaders at all levels in place at all levels.
“We can now use our Outstanding status as a stepping stone to build on our links with other schools and model outstanding practice to others.”