October 25, 2019

Over 12,000 more pupils attend Good or Outstanding-rated schools in Wolverhampton today compared to five years ago, latest figures show.

In the same period, the percentage of city schools rated either Good or Outstanding by Ofsted has soared, from 70% in 2014 to 86% now.

The dramatic turnaround puts the percentage of Good or Outstanding schools in Wolverhampton in line with the national average for the first time - and above the West Midlands average of 84%. Standards in the city are also improving at...

October 22, 2019


October 18, 2019

After a popular programme of summer events, HeadStart Wolverhampton is continuing to offer an exciting programme of free activities in the coming months.

Working alongside Gazebo Theatre, the WV10 Consortium and YMCA Black Country, a wide-range of fun and educational activities are on offer to young people and their parents or carers, designed to support good emotional mental health and wellbeing.

The free, fun activities which help boost confidence, encourage teamwork and develop new skills are open t...

October 18, 2019

Flu vaccinations are continuing in local schools – with pupils across the city having their free nasal spray and becoming Flu Fighters!

All primary aged children, from Reception to Year 6, are eligible for the free vaccination, delivered via a quick and painless nasal spray.

This week, nurses from Vaccination UK have been out to Claregate Primary, St Michael’s CE Primary, Newbridge Preparatory, St Jude’s Church of England Primary, Castlecroft Primary, Woodthorne Primary, West Park Primary and Christ Ch...

October 16, 2019

Parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and young members of Wolverhampton Challenge Board came together to shine the Spotlight on SEND.

They joined representatives of the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group, Voice4Parents, Changing Our Lives and voluntary and community organisation to identify the key priorities which will enable families to live an ordinary life. These will help shape the Wolverhampto...

October 14, 2019

Pupils, staff and families at a Wednesfield school are celebrating after it was officially rated Good by Ofsted.

Inspector Heather Simpson visited Edward the Elder Primary School for two days in September, and found that pupils "work and play together happily and achieve well", and demonstrate good behaviour in class and at breaktimes.

Pupils at the Moat House Lane East school say they "get a good education and make lots of friends”.

The school joined Elston Hall Multi Academy Trust in 2016, and is the...

October 10, 2019

A new multi-disciplinary team is being launched to help prevent at-risk young people in Wolverhampton from having to come into care.

Power2 will work with young people with different levels of need and support, helping them to exert more positive control over their lives and to live safely as they progress towards adulthood.

It will focus on 11 to 16-year-olds where there are concerns around exploitation, instability in the home environment or who demonstrate high risk-taking behaviours.

The launch of P...

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