Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.
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...
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...
There are many opportunities for students to experience activities in and out of school.
Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time for students.
Students are keen to learn and are highly engaged in their studies.
Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
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.
Students with special educational needs achieve well.
The overwhelming majority of parents who took part in the school’s own survey agree that their children are safe in school.
Students are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
Teaching is good and ensures positive outcomes for students.
A good capacity for further improvement is evident.
In other subject areas such as design and technology and science the standards students’ achieved in 2013 was higher than typically found nationally.
Students’ achievement continues to improve overall. Their attainment in examinations has risen markedly.
Teachers are keen for students to do well and have high expectations and aspirations for all.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.