Students with special educational needs achieve well.
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’ achievement continues to improve overall. Their attainment in examinations has risen markedly.
Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
The headteacher and senior leaders have driven improvements across all areas well, so that achievement is now good and sustainable.
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.
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 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...
The school works successfully to ensure that there is a culture of fairness and acceptance.
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Teaching is good and ensures positive outcomes for students.
Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time for students.
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
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...
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.
Leaders have raised standards across school and brought about rapid improvements in many subjects.