The school works successfully to ensure that there is a culture of fairness and acceptance.
Students are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
One student, when talking about his teacher in mathematics said, ‘she’s amazing, we’ve had her since Year 7 and it’s like a family.’
Standards are rising and the progress students make is accelerating as a result of higher expectations and stronger teaching since the last inspection. This has been due to the relentless drive of...
Students are highly considerate of others and their teachers. Similarly, teachers have strong and supportive relationships with students that allow them to feel highly valued.
There are many opportunities for students to experience activities in and out of school.
The behaviour of students is good. They are highly engaged in their work because, overall, teachers ensure activities are both suitable and challenging for all. Students respond well to this...
Teachers are keen for students to do well and have high expectations and aspirations for all.
A good capacity for further improvement is evident.
Students value their education and school highly. This is shown by the good presentation of their work, the cleanliness of the school buildings, their preparedness for lessons and...
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Leaders have raised standards across school and brought about rapid improvements in many subjects.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
Governors have a clear understanding of students’ standards and the quality of teaching that they receive. They ensure that this is strongly matched to the ethos and vision for the school, so that...
Students’ achievement continues to improve overall. Their attainment in examinations has risen markedly.
Students are keen to learn and are highly engaged in their studies.
Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.