We are delighted that the attached report makes for very good reading for students, teachers, parents and the wider community, recognising the school as "rapidly improving" and where "students make consistent and strong progress over time as a result of effective teaching".

We are especially proud of the following quotes from the Ofsted report:


  • Leaders have ensured that students make consistent and strong progress over time as a result of effective teaching
  • Teachers mark students’ work regularly. They use highly effective questions to assess students’ understanding and to encourage them to think deeply about their learning
  • The headteacher provides outstanding leadership
  • The headteacher, leadership team and other senior leaders set very high expectations for the school. They have established an ethos that encourages and supports good behaviour, attitudes and learning
  • There is a keen focus on academic achievement which is supported by a broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school leadership
  • The governing body is led well and provides good support and challenge to school leaders, particularly in working with the headteacher on his many plans for the further rapid improvement of the school
  • The behaviour of students is good. They respond very well to the positive ethos in the school
  • Students’ attitudes to learning are very positive. They have particularly warm relationships with teachers that help them make good progress in lessons
  • Students respect each other and their teachers, and take great pride in their school community
  • There is a calmness and good sense of order in the school
  • Students are happy, well-mannered and courteous
  • The quality of teaching is good overall and there is some that is outstanding including in mathematics, English, science, geography, physical education, textiles and citizenship
  • Teachers have good subject knowledge and plan lessons which motivate students to learn


The full report, and letter to parents from the school's Governing Body, can be found below.



Students are happy, well-mannered and courteous. (Ofsted 2015)