A TYNE Valley school has completed a remarkable turnaround four years after being rated inadequate by Ofsted.

Adderlane Academy was placed in special measures following an inspection in June 2015, before it was taken over by WISE Academies later that year.

Since then, the school has been steadily improving, and the efforts made by staff and pupils were finally rewarded with the publication of the school’s latest Ofsted inspection on Tuesday.

The school was rated as ‘good’ across all categories assessed by the education watchdog, much to the delight of headteacher Emma Potts.

She said: “It’s the best news. It’s been incredibly difficult at times, I’m very lucky that I have an amazing staff that have worked tirelessly to get this judgement that we deserve and the community deserves.

“There’s such a family around this school. Parents have supported all our new initiatives, and of course the children have worked hard to step up and do their best every day. Every person has played their part.”

The Ofsted report praised all aspects of the school.

It read: “Pupils feel safe and welcome Teachers make learning enjoyable.

“Parents are full of praise. All who responded to Ofsted’s survey would recommend the school to others. Parents are confident that their children succeed here.”

Emma who started as headteacher just days before the damming Ofsted was released, added: “It was pretty scary to be new in the role. I was left to pick everybody up and make sure we were on the same page.

“The support from was was incredible, and we still get support. The children in Prudhoe are the best children in the world, and I want them to know that they’re getting the very best they can.”

Emma also praised the Hexham Courant for its positive coverage of the school and its recovery over the last four years.