UPTON Heath Primary School celebrated the end of a successful year with a fundraising summer fair.

The Upton Lane school was put into special measures in 2009, but ‘flew out of it’ in April, jumping two brackets to be classed as ‘good’, a leap which has only been achieved by three other schools in the country.

Business manager James Oakes praised staff, parents and children for their support during a difficult time.

“When we were put in special measures, everyone pitched in and was really supportive. It was nice to just celebrate and have a bit of a knees up.”

The soundtrack to last Saturday’s fair was provided by bands from both the junior and high school and a DJ.

Parents chatted inside the beer tent while pupils ran their own stalls including a coconut shy and a jewellery stand.

The fair began with a celebratory Samba parade, and the 1st battalion Royal Welsh regimental goat made a special guest appearance.

The event was organised by PTA chair Shayle Barlow and raised £4,000 which will be put towards the development of the outdoor area.