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 are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
Teaching is good and ensures positive outcomes for students.
There are many opportunities for students to experience activities in and out of school.
The school works successfully to ensure that there is a culture of fairness and acceptance.
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...
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.’
The headteacher and senior leaders have driven improvements across all areas well, so that achievement is now good and sustainable.
Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
Leaders have raised standards across school and brought about rapid improvements in many subjects.
In other subject areas such as design and technology and science the standards students’ achieved in 2013 was higher than typically found nationally.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.
Students’ achievement continues to improve overall. Their attainment in examinations has risen markedly.
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...
Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time for students.
Students are keen to learn and are highly engaged in their studies.
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...
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
A good capacity for further improvement is evident.