Ofsted

Ofsted

OfstedOn 1st and 2nd May the school was inspected by Ofsted.  

We are very pleased that the report highlights 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 demonstrates 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 details the work and achievements of the school.  I was 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 I was delighted to see that:

'The promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is outstanding.'

In conclusion, this is a report in which students, parents, governors, staff and the wider community can be rightly proud.

Tim Roderick, Headteacher