Ofsted inspectors visited our school to carry out an inspection on 25 January 2017
We are delighted that the school achieved an ‘OUTSTANDING’ result.
- Experiences such as these enable pupils to develop their self-esteem, self-worth and confidence in their ability to succeed in school and beyond.
- The previous inspection report asked school leaders to provide more opportunities for pupils to judge how well they have learned and how to improve their work. Discussions with more able pupils about their work demonstrated clearly that they knew what they had learned and through the use of icons, such as smiley faces, could feed back whether they had understood.
- Many pupils have medical needs. Some spend long periods of time in hospital. This can impact on their attendance levels. However, a very small number of pupils do not have medical needs but still have lower attendance levels. School leaders are aware of this and have recently begun to work with an attendance officer. However, the impact of this work has yet to be felt and, while overall attendance is close to the national average for secondary schools, further improvement is possible.