Ofsted Report

Summary of findings

  • The school has improved securely since the last inspection. Pupils now achieve better results in their GCSEs and make faster progress when compared to other pupils nationally.
  • The headteacher has successfully led developments in the curriculum and improvements in teaching and learning. These changes have contributed to improved progress for pupils.
  • Leaders and governors have a strong understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the school and work effectively to bring about further improvements.
  • The curriculum is appropriately planned and implemented for pupils. It provides a range of suitable courses, as well as a varied extracurricular programme.
  • Safeguarding is effective and staff work collaboratively to ensure that pupils and students are safe.
  • Pupil premium funding has been used successfully to diminish the differences between the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and others.
  • Students in the sixth form make faster progress than other students nationally with the same starting points.
  • Pupils are well behaved in lessons and also around the school site. The atmosphere is studious and orderly. Pupils’ exercise books and files are well presented and these clearly demonstrate their good progress at school.