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Ofsted inspects schools to provide information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. School inspections are required by law. 

They provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.

Mr Pritchard is very open with parents regarding his plan for making this school great. The inspectors have acknowledged the huge leaps that the school has made in a short amount of time. However, to reach the overall goals, he needs to deliver a longer-term plan. Mr Pritchard has advised that since his Headship, the school has built solid foundations and is continuing to focus on what is important to improve the school as a whole.

 Here are some of the key points from our Ofsted inspections -

July 2021 monitoring inspection:

  • Since the last full inspection, the school have acted swiftly to improve pupil's behaviour. The school is a calm and orderly place and pupils enjoy coming to school. 
  • School leaders make sure pupils are safe and know how to stay safe. Leaders are ensuring that the curriculum builds pupils' understanding of equality and diversity to prepare them for life beyond school. 
  • The school have overhauled the curriculum, especially in Key stage 3. Some subject leaders have high expectations and are thinking deeply about when to introduce new knowledge to pupils. 
  • The Governors are dedicated and resilient. They challenge poor practice and hold leaders to account effectively. 

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March 2021 remote monitoring inspection:

  • Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances
  • There was a seamless transition to online learning and parents are impressed with the quality of education the school have provided remotely
  • The school have detailed knowledge of the technology that pupils have in their homes and have used this to provide and upgrade devices
  • Year 11 pupils have only a few months remaining at school but as a school you have well-considered plans to support those pupils
  • Every pupil is included in your vision for curriculum and subject leaders have begun making this a reality through curriculum planning
  • Leaders speak highly of the support provided to them by the trustees during their period of national restriction. The chair of the board of trustees is actively involved in the work of the school

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June 2019 full Ofsted inspection:

  • Since taking up his post in September 2017, the headteacher has carried out a ‘root and branch overhaul of the school to set it back on track. As a result, the school is improving rapidly, even though many leaders have only been in post a short time.
  • The headteacher and his senior team have the strong support of staff, pupils, parents and carers.
  • Leaders’ actions have secured a marked increase in attendance in the last year.
  • Pupils are well behaved. They treat each other with respect and act maturely around the school site. Instances of disruption in lessons are rare.
  • Governors have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They provide appropriate and effective support and challenge to the leadership team.
  • Pupils feel safe and they are proud of their school. Care and support for them are strong.

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