OFSTED; then and now.
On 1st and 2nd May 2014 the school was inspected by Ofsted and is due for re-inspection.
We were very pleased that the report highlighted what a good school we are. We were judged good or outstanding in all categories.
Inspectors recognised that students make good progress in both the main school and sixth form and that 'the capacity for sustained improvement is excellent.'
The inspectors’ report demonstrated why parents want to send their children here and why we are one of the top performing schools in Norfolk, with GCSE results significantly above the national average.
Each page of the report positively detailed the work and achievements of the school. We were particularly pleased that inspectors judged that:
'Behaviour is outstanding. Students readily take responsibility for supporting each other and have highly positive attitudes to their learning.'
We take great pride in our academic success. However, a good education is not just about good examination results. It’s about a ‘rounded’ education that enables students to be intelligent, free-thinking individuals who will be articulate and knowledgeable participants in our democratic society. For this reason we were delighted to see that:
'The promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is outstanding.'
In conclusion, this was a report in which students, parents, governors, staff and the wider community could be rightly proud and we look forward to showing inspectors that we have made even more improvement when they return this year.
Andrew Richardson, Headteacher