CELEBRATIONS were in order when a Solihull secondary school was rated Good following an Ofsted inspection.
Since its last inspection in 2018 Ofsted inspectors noted a number of improvements including the quality of teaching and pupil behaviour.
This was the school’s first inspection since the pandemic and inspectors noted that ‘a rich set of experiences are returning, following the earlier challenges of the pandemic’.
However they said the school needs to promote a love of reading as a number of pupils did not enjoy reading for pleasure.
It was also noted the curriculum is less developed in some places but the school told inspectors it has identified areas for improvement in all subjects.
The report also noted: “Lyndon School is a happy, friendly and caring place. Leaders are ambitious in their expectations.
“They want the very best for their school community.
“Pupils enjoy positive relationships with caring staff.”
Inspectors also said pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported successfully and were making good progress.
Abid Butt, principal at Lyndon School said: “I am thrilled that Lyndon has now been rated Good by Ofsted and I am particularly proud of all the staff that helped us achieve this result.
“Inspectors noted our staff are knowledgeable and that we support SEND students well, which is fantastic.
“I’m looking forward to the future at Lyndon and seeing what else we can do to improve our offer to young people.”