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...
The overwhelming majority of parents who took part in the school’s own survey agree that their children are 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 are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
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 with special educational needs achieve well.
Teachers are keen for students to do well and have high expectations and aspirations for all.
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 are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
The school works successfully to ensure that there is a culture of fairness and acceptance.
Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time for students.
The headteacher and senior leaders have driven improvements across all areas well, so that achievement is now good and sustainable.
A good capacity for further improvement is evident.
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.
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.