Mansfield schools honoured for Ofsted success

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FOUR schools and a children’s centre in Mansfield have been awarded an outstanding Ofsted in their last inspection.

Nottinghamshire County Council leader Coun Kay Cutts and chairman Coun Carol Pepper welcomed more than 150 guests to a reception at County Hall.

Headteachers and chairman of governors from more than 70 schools, special schools, children’s residential homes, children’s centres and the county’s youth justice service from across Nottinghamshire attended the reception which recognised and celebrated the achievements of the county’s children’s services providers.

The local schools to receive an outstanding Ofsted were Abbey Primary School, Mansfield, Meden Vale’s Eastlands Junior School, Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School in Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield’s St Patrick’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School.

Oak Tree Children’s Centre also received an Outstanding Ofsted grade.

Coun Philip Owen, chairman of the children and young people’s committee, said he was delighted that so many schools and other children’s services had achieved such high standards.

He added: “To see so many head teachers and governors receiving awards is testament to the excellent academic standards in Nottinghamshire schools.”