Ofsted 2014: “This is a GOOD school”

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...
There are many opportunities for students to experience activities in and out of school.
The overwhelming majority of parents who took part in the school’s own survey agree that their children are safe in school.
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 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.
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.
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...
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do 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 are exceptionally courteous, smartly-dressed and come to school equipped and ready for work.
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.
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.’  
Leaders have raised standards across school and brought about rapid improvements in many subjects.
Students with special educational needs achieve well.
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.

Sports Lettings

At Broad Oak Sports College we aim to make it easier for residents to improve their fitness, be more active and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Our community sports centre offers locally accessible sport and fitness facilities which are available for public use in the evenings and at weekends.


Facilities and activities at Broad Oak Sports Centre

Floodlit astro-turf football and hockey pitches:

  • Brand new sand dressed astro turf
  • 3 x seven a side football/hockey pitches
  • Full sided football and hockey pitch
  • Available for block or casual bookings
  • Excellent venue for football and hockey league fixtures


3 Court floodlit tennis courts
  • These new facilities are available for block and casual bookings


Large sports hall
  • New sports hall floor
  • Sports hall markings can accommodate:
    • Full size court for basketball, handball, volleyball and netball
    • Four badminton courts
    • Three mini basketball courts
    • Trampolining and table tennis


Aerobic /Dance Studio
  • Mirrored wall
  • Sprung Floor
  • Excellent facility for aerobic and martial activities
  • Very competitive rates


Drama studio
  • Tiered seating available
  • Excellent facility for shows, conferences and events
  • Overhead projector and sound system available
Broad Oak Astro Turf
Broad Oak Tennis Courts
Broad Oak Sports Hall
Broad Oak Dance Studio