A PRIMARY school that was rated ‘inadequate’ earlier this year is working hard to get back on track with an action plan approved by Ofsted.

St Dominic’s School, in Inchbrook near Nailsworth, which has 54 pupils, was rated as ‘requiring improvement’ in its last Ofsted report in July.

Last month, fears were raised about the threat of closure, with staff revealing that the primary could stop receiving Government money from September 2020 as the amount of pupils studying at the school dropped from 98 to 54 in two years.

This news was followed by an emergency meeting between parents, staff and governors to discuss St Dominic’s future.

An action plan - approved by Ofsted - was put in place, with the primary aiming to have a “Good” status within two years.

The parents and friends group at the school has now released a statement to allay fears and highlight the positive steps being taken.

It reads: “Further news and contrary to earlier reports, there has NOT been a decision to close the school.

“Though the school is under review by the Regional Schools Commissioner, we are still here, open, and everyone is doing their best effort to keep it so.

“The school has an action plan approved by Ofsted to have a “Good” status within two years.

“Our small class sizes give our children a great experience and each one is receiving an individual approach to learning.

“St Dominic’s is open and inclusive to all faiths, and has a tradition of working within the local parish and community with collaboration in all kinds of community projects like Nailsworth in Bloom, Nailsworth Noel and more.

“So, if you are looking around at schools, please contact St Dominic’s and come and see the facilities and teaching on offer.

“The current Ofsted report is a record of the past and not an indication of where the school is heading in the future.”

For further information about St Dominic’s visit: st-dominics.gloucs.sch.uk