Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time 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.’
The school works successfully to ensure that there is a culture of fairness and acceptance.
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.
Leaders have raised standards across school and brought about rapid improvements in many subjects.
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...
A good capacity for further improvement is evident.
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’ achievement continues to improve overall. Their attainment in examinations has risen markedly.
The headteacher and senior leaders have driven improvements across all areas well, so that achievement is now good and sustainable.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
Students with special educational needs achieve well.
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.
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...
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
In other subject areas such as design and technology and science the standards students’ achieved in 2013 was higher than typically found nationally.
Students are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.