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.
Teachers are keen for students to do well and have high expectations and aspirations for all.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
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.
The headteacher and senior leaders have driven improvements across all areas well, so that achievement is now good and sustainable.
The overwhelming majority of parents who took part in the school’s own survey agree that their children are safe in school.
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...
Teaching is good and ensures positive outcomes for students.
Students are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
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.’
Students with special educational needs achieve well.
Leaders have raised standards across school and brought about rapid improvements in many subjects.
Students are keen to learn and are highly engaged in their studies.
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
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...
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...