A Plumstead school received the coveted ‘Good’ Ofsted report two years after its poor rating by the education inspectors.

Plumstead Manor was visited by Ofsted inspectors in May this year and they were impressed by the improvement made by the school.

In 2016 the school was deemed as “requires improvement” by Ofsted, criticising the quality of teaching and behaviour of the students.

The following two years have been tough to the school, with budget problems requiring the school to make cuts and teachers striking over proposed redundancies.

Plumstead Manor even made the big decision to become a mixed school, announcing it will start taking in boys in September and is already oversubscribed for the year.

However the school managed to make it through the hardships with this latest report, published earlier this week, praising the school for its massive improvement over the past two years.

Douglas Greig, head teacher at the school, said: “I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of the staff and students here at Plumstead Manor who together have secured this outcome.

“Our ambition is to provide the outstanding education set out clearly in our vision, and which the young people and families of Greenwich deserve.”

The report said the school has “quality training” for teachers and praised the progress students were making, especially in sixth form.

Mr Greig was also keen to highlight that the school was not an academy, saying he was “proud” to be a state funded school.

He said: “We are proud to be a Local Authority Comprehensive School, which has improved rapidly over the last two years, and look forward to continuing the work we have begun in transforming the quality of education we provide.

“We’re delighted that this Ofsted report recognises the product of our hard work, and our determination to offer young people of all abilities and backgrounds a world-class education in a safe and vibrant community.”