Stroud MP Neil Carmichael joined Severn View Academy on Friday, July 4, to celebrate their recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection report, which took place in June.

Neil Carmichael joined headteacher Claire Wirth, who came to the school, formerly known as Parliament School, in 2011 when it was put into special measures. It became an academy run by the Academies Enterprise Trust and has since gone from strength to strength.

During a tour, Neil was shown the new parents and family’s hub, which encourages the local community to become more involved with school and education, as well as the nursery which caters for 13 local children.

Neil Carmichael MP said: “I am thrilled for Severn View Academy at their Ofsted success, and especially for Mrs Wirth whose leadership has transformed the school into what it is today. Having seen the creative use of facilities, attitudes of pupils and professionalism of the staff, I can see precisely why the Inspectors rated this as a ‘Good’ school. I wish them every success for the future.”

The report, which was published last week, said that Mrs Wirth had ‘created an ethos where good behaviour is flourishing’, demonstrating ‘strong leadership’ and is ‘determined that only the best education is good enough for her pupils.”

It also remarked on the ‘impressive range of ICT equipment’ and the high motivation levels of pupils.