We are delighted with the outcome; it describes a school that is very near to outstanding overall and a school that already has many outstanding features. The headlines are:
- Student achievement is good with many aspects outstanding
- Over a third of all lessons observed were judged outstanding
- Student behaviour and safety is outstanding
- Leadership and management are good with many elements outstanding
The inspection team saw what I see every day – young people who are well behaved, ready to learn, being taught well and being well looked after.
The reality is that our public examination results have always been good and for the last two years they have been excellent. The team recognised our many strengths and this glowing report reflects what they saw. To improve further we need to build on an existing strength – to ensure that there is even more outstanding teaching.
I have already told the students and staff that the report does not mean that we are perfect and that we will never stop trying to improve. I have also told them that I am very proud of their contribution to this success during the two days of the inspection because they did what they always do.
I hope you enjoy reading this report.
MR M W Holland
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