The report from the April 2017 inspection is now published and can be accessed in full by clicking on the link below. For the fifth inspection in a row Ofsted have again confirmed this is a Good school.
Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) James Sage complimented pupils for being “great ambassadors for the school, who are smart, polite, respectful and a joy to talk to. They behave extremely well and contribute to the school’s ambitious and aspirational culture.”
The inspection team confirmed the school continues to provide a good quality of education and praises the strong leadership at the school which provides a clear sense of direction and ambition. The report recognizes that “pupils are very well cared for and that ensuring pupils are safe and well looked after is at the heart of everything the school does.” Pupils are taught well and inspectors found they “make good progress across a wide range of subjects, and make strong progress in English and mathematics.”
To improve even further inspectors advised pupils that some need to improve their attendance, as pupils who are persistently absent do not achieve as well as other pupils at the school.
Key inspection findings show that there are many Outstanding features:
- Students make good progress across the range of subjects
- Progress in English and Maths is strong
- Teaching is good and sometimes outstanding
- Behaviour is extremely good – students are smart, respectful and a joy to talk to
- There is an ambitious and aspirational culture
- Students feel very safe and care is taken of pupils’ all-round development
- The school is a harmonious community with strong relationships between students and staff
- Strong and aspirational leadership ensures that we continuously build on our strengths.
Click here to download our latest Ofsted Report 2017
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