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We are a 'Good' School

What a start to 2019! Only a few days into the New Year and Ofsted Inspectors arrived for a two day inspection of the College. It was business as usual for staff and students and it was no surprise that the Inspection team were impressed with what they saw

The Ofsted report rated the College as a ‘good' school with good judgements across the key areas of leadership, teaching, learning and assessment, outcomes and personal development, behaviour and wellbeing. We are delighted with the outcome of the inspection, particularly given the current framework which is so much more demanding than previous ones. Our report reflects the journey the College has undertaken since I took on the role of Principal and with a particular focus on age range change. Inspectors recognised that ‘leaders have managed the expansion of the school to include Key Stage 4 very well and have maintained the good quality of education during this challenging period’ The Inspection Team were very clear that students, parents and staff are rightly proud of the education we provide. I am delighted that the College’s special ethos has been recognised in the report and inspectors were able to experience for themselves our values of aspiration, achievement, high expectations and community during their visit. Although our first set of published results come in August 2019, the Inspection Team recognised that ‘Year 11 students are making good progress and are well prepared for the next stage in their education, employment or training’. They went on to comment that ‘pupils in all year groups make good progress and progress in Year 9 and 10 is particularly strong’ The inspection team were very impressed by the behaviour and application of students that they saw. They recognised that ‘relationships between teachers and pupils are extremely positive. Teachers care about their pupils and want them to do well’ This Ofsted report is testament to the hard work and dedication of all staff, students, parents and members of our community. We are proud of each and every one of them, and look forward to building on this success. The full report is available on our website.

J. Sheppard, Principal