Well done! Ofsted praises two Fishponds schools

THE education watchdog Ofsted has in recent years toughened up the criteria to achieve its highest grades - but that has not held back two Fishponds schools.

The secondary Bristol Metropolitan Academy in Snowdon Road and St Joseph's Catholic Primary in Chatsworth Road have both been judged as Good in their 2017 inspections, maintaining their 21012 ratings.

Both were singled out for praise for the efforts they made on behalf of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Bristol Met is part of the Cabot Learning Federation. Chief executive Steve Taylor, a former principal of the school, said: " Its journey from the lowest to the highest performing secondary school in the city over a period of seven years says much about the exceptional skill, passion and commitment of the staff."

St Brendan's Sixth Form College has also kept its Good rating.

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