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...
Teachers are keen for students to do well and have high expectations and aspirations for all.
In other subject areas such as design and technology and science the standards students’ achieved in 2013 was higher than typically found nationally.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.
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.
Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time for students.
There are many opportunities for students to experience activities in and out of school.
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.
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 are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
A good capacity for further improvement is evident.
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 overwhelming majority of parents who took part in the school’s own survey agree that their children are safe in school.
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Students are keen to learn and are highly engaged in their studies.