A new dawn for Mitcham Vale

Mitcham Vale School took a giant leap towards a more prosperous future last week with the fantastic news that it will no longer be a school under special measures.

Mitcham Vale School was the subject of a routine report carried out by HM Inspectorate of Education on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. They received the news last Thursday that they are no longer considered to be a school that need to operate under special measures. Mitcham Vale has been working under the conditions of special measures since May 2004.

Councillor Debbie Shears, newly elected cabinet member for Children’s Services spoke of her delight about the announcement.

“I would like to convey my congratulations to the headteacher, staff and pupils at Mitcham Vale who have all worked tirelessly over the past two years to lift the school out of the special measures category.

“Much credit must go to the pupils, as they have taken ownership of education and supported staff in helping them make the improvements that were required.

“This is excellent news for Mitcham Vale and provides a firm basis on which to base an academy. I believe we will now see the school really flourish and become somewhere that the local community can be truly proud of.”