“Inspectors have no doubt about the commitment shown by the new principal and her new senior team. Effective action has been taken for current pupils in a number of areas. Teaching and learning in English, particularly reading, has improved further”.
“Behaviour has continued to improve. Stronger strategic leadership is evident for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, and for provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)”.
“Teaching seen during the inspection, in classrooms and through books, was effective”.
“When set practical tasks in engineering, Year 11 pupils demonstrated competency in manipulating hand tools”.
“The sensible and mature behaviour exhibited by many pupils is commendable”.
“In the sixth form, the 2018 examination results showed improvement over those in 2017”.
“Outcomes for students studying mathematics and further mathematics were noticeably strong.”
“Destinations data for the 2018 Year 13 cohort show that around two thirds took up places at university, including one student at the University of Oxford. Others have taken up or have been offered employment or apprenticeships.”
Ofsted Monitoring Visit, February 2019