Following a visit from Ofsted in December 2019, the School has been graded ‘Requires Improvement’ overall. We have moved swiftly to put in place measures to achieve the inspectors' targets: adopting a series of progressive and robust strategies to enhance our curriculum, raising standards and expectations of behaviour through reviews of policies, teams and implementation of our Charter on a Trust wide level, enhancing our careers provision and training to develop staff knowledge of their subject area.
The report also highlighted the following strengths:
- The new Executive Principal has high expectations for the school; pupils have noticed a difference since she arrived
- Pupils say they are encouraged to respect others and treat everyone equally
- School systems ensure that pupils behave well in classrooms; they feel safe and can focus on their work
- Behaviour in lesson is calm and purposeful
- Pupils told us that they know they will get help and support when they ask for it
- Many pupils stay on in the Sixth Form, they explained that it has a good reputation
- Programmes of study in mathematics and science are well planned
- Sixth Forms students show positive attitudes and commitment to their studies; students have access to a broad range of support and guidance
- Large numbers of students’ progress to university
- Extra-curricular opportunities are available are available to all pupils. This includes overseas visits, subject related day trips and after-school clubs
- Leaders ensure that pupils learn how to keep safe from risks that they might face.