Our school was last inspected in January 2016. You can download the full report from the link below:
Students and staff celebrated a very positive report which judged the overall effectiveness of the school as ‘Good’.
The school also achieved a ‘Good’ rating across all five of the separate Ofsted judgments: quality of teaching, outcomes for pupils, 16 to 19 study programmes, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
You can read more about the 2016 inspection in our Ofsted Special Edition Newsletter.
Key quotes from the report included:
“Leaders and managers have transformed the quality of educational provision at the school. Resolute and determined, they have maintained a relentless focus on improving standards and tackling weakness.”
“Pupils’ achievement is good. In the 2015 GCSE examinations, almost every group of pupils made good progress from their starting points in both English and mathematics.”
“Improving the quality of teaching has been at the heart of the school’s work. Teaching is now consistently good and some is inspirational.”
“Pupils enjoy learning. They value and appreciate the care taken by teachers to help them with their studies. Written work is carefully assessed and pupils respond thoughtfully to the guidance.”
“Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. Pupils are considerate and courteous. They value learning and take pride in their work.”
“Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.”
“Relationships between all members of the community are characterised by care, tolerance and respect.”
“Learners in the sixth form thrive. They make good progress in lessons and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education.”
Ofsted also identified some areas for improvement which will help us to focus our ongoing drive to ensure every learner succeeds and inform our school development plan.
If you have any questions regarding the report please do not hesitate to contact Mr G Scott, Head of School on 0191 2371505.
Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time. It is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about their child’s school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.