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Ofsted Inspection 21-22nd April 2016

Our school is securely good in all areas following an inspection of the school in April 2016.  A full copy of the report can be viewed here. 

Message from Mrs Walker

I am delighted that the significant work of the first two terms of this year has been recognised.  Our work has had the necessary impact to prepare the school for its onward journey to becoming an outstanding school for girls’ education.  Ofsted April 2016 state “The school’s self-evaluation processes are thorough and honest”.  We know the work that is required; we have the team and capacity to achieve our vision.

Mrs Violet Walker, Headteacher

Some of the highlights from each section of the report have been listed below.

Effectiveness of leadership and management

  • “the quality of teaching and pupils’ outcomes have improved”
  • “The content and tone of the curriculum is academic and provides pupils with a good grounding in basic skills, alongside the development of enquiry and practical-based skills.”
  • “every pupil is enabled to progress successfully onto the next stage of their education and their chosen career”
  • “The school promotes British values and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well.”
  • “Parents are content that their children are safe in school.”

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

  • "Staff use their specialist subject knowledge to good effect to plan and teach interesting and engaging lessons.  They question pupils incisively to deepen their thinking”.
  • “teachers plan a good variety of inspiring activities that keep pupils highly engaged throughout”

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

  • “Pupils are resilient learners and extremely eager to help each other.”
  • “Pupils develop into confident and articulate young women”.

Outcomes for pupils

  • “By securing improvements in the quality of teaching, new leadership has successfully driven up rates of progress”

16-19 study programmes

  • “current learner achievement is rising rapidly”
  • “Learners say that they are well prepared both before and after entry into the sixth form.  Their confidence and commitment as learners have grown rapidly throughout their time in the sixth form.”

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