The outcome of the Ofsted inspection carried out on 12th and 13th February is that the school is judged to be 'Oustanding' in every area; Achievement of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Leadership and Management. I am particularly pleased with the judgements in Pupil Achievement and Quality of Teaching as this is a huge reflection on the work of the pupils and staff of the school - thoroughly deserved!
I would also like to note that this is the third time in a row that the school has been judged to be 'Outstanding', each time under a different framework for inspection and (some would argue) each time a progessively more exacting inspection process. It is a testament to the work of the whole school that we have maintained this level over nearly a decade.
The full report can be accessed by clicking here. It is also available on the Ofsted web-site.
Through January and February the Governors have been discussing what financial and legal support to use for our conversion to an Academy. The process will be finished by early March and we will then be able to set out clear timelines for our conversion. More details will follow in mid-March.