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.
In other subject areas such as design and technology and science the standards students’ achieved in 2013 was higher than typically found nationally.
There are many opportunities for students to experience activities in and out of school.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time for students.
Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
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...
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
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.
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Teaching is good and ensures positive outcomes for students.
The school works successfully to ensure that there is a culture of fairness and acceptance.
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.’
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.
A good capacity for further improvement is evident.
Students are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
Students with special educational needs achieve well.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.