Students are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
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 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...
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.
Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
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 keen to learn and are highly engaged in their studies.
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...
Teaching is good and ensures positive outcomes for students.
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 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 with special educational needs achieve well.
Students’ achievement continues to improve overall. Their attainment in examinations has risen markedly.
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Teachers are keen for students to do well and have high expectations and aspirations for all.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.