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Ofsted

Summary of  2014 report

Key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.
 Students make good progress across year groups and in many subjects, including English and
mathematics.
 The proportion of students in Year 11 who achieve five or more good GCSE grades at A* to C, including English and mathematics, has been average for the past few years. This improved in 2014 because students made much better progress in English than they have in the past.
 Disabled students and those who have special educational needs make good progress because the work set is always at the right level. Those students who are supported in the specially resourced provision also make good progress.
 Disadvantaged students make the same good progress as their classmates in many subjects.
 Teaching is good. Teachers expect students to work hard and they make sure that work is appropriately challenging.
 Behaviour is good. Students are respectful of each other and their teachers. Students feel safe at school and they have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe.
 Leadership and management are good. The school’s relatively new leadership team has made sure that teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety are all good because they check these regularly.
 The governing body is appropriately skilled and provides a good level of challenge and support to leaders and to the school as a whole.