The school’s most recent inspection took place in July 2014.

The outcomes were:

Overall Effectiveness


Achievement of Pupils


Quality of Teaching


Behaviour and Safety of Pupils


Leadership and Management


Summary of key findings for parents and pupils.

This is a good school.

  • The school’s leaders have established a strong climate for learning, which has led to improvements in the quality of teaching and examination results for students.
  • Students develop good knowledge, skills and understanding in most subjects and particularly in mathematics. Students make good progress overall from low starting points.
  • The improvement in students’ achievement is a direct result of the school’s drive to improve learning and teaching. Teaching is good and improving. Teachers have high expectations and are ambitious for students’ achievement.
  • Students enjoy a rich range of learning experiences to match their abilities and interests.
  • Students work hard and behave well. The school is a harmonious community where students get on well and are respectful of each other and of adults.
  • Relationships between staff and students are a strength of the school and have a positive impact on students’ learning and behaviour.
  • The sixth-form course run for a small group of students is outstanding. Students make excellent progress from their starting points because they follow a well-planned curriculum that offers them an appropriate qualification.
  • Governors understand the school well. They give good support to leaders and ask them searching questions about the school’s performance to make sure it continues to improve.


Ofsted Date  
Ofsted Inspection Report July 2014 02nd Nov 2015 Download