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Ofsted

The most recent inspection by Ofsted took place in December 2015

  • "Pupils' behaviour and conduct around the school is good."
  • "Pupils are safe and well cared for; they enjoy positive relationships with staff."
  • "The school has a welcoming, inclusive feel and pupils report they are happy in coming to school."
  • "Leaders rightly recognise that further improvements are required."

A copy of the inspection report can be read here.

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Here are some of the highlights from the Ofsted visit that took place in December 2013.

  • “Students are proud of their school.”
  • “The school is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all its students and supports full the progress of all groups.”
  • “Teachers set high expectations and show enthusiasm for their subjects, and students respond well to the tasks provided for them, extending their knowledge and deepening their understanding.”
  • “Students are eager to contribute to their lessons and to enter into discussions.”
  • “Teachers probe understanding with skilful questioning and give students opportunities to undertake a variety of tasks and take responsibility for their own learning.”
  • “Students show courtesy and good manners to each other and to staff. “
  • “Students feel safe in school.”

 To see our December 2013 Ofsted report please click here.

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From the 2011 Ofsted inspection, which can be read here.

  • “The school now has some outstanding features, including the extent to which students feel safe and contribute to school life and the local community.”
  •  “The rapid rate of improvement in students’ attainment and progress shows the school’s good capacity to sustain further improvement.”
  •  “The school ethos is characterised by good behaviour and consideration for one another.”
  •  “Senior leaders are aware of and providing support for those areas which require further improvement.”
  •  “Students have positive attitudes to learning.”