Quotations from the Inspectors
Leaders have raised expectations of what pupils are able to achieve
Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils behave politely to each other and to staff
Leaders ensure that pupils undertake an impressive range of extra-curricular activities. These enable pupils to develop independent research skills in an original and dynamic way
In addition to the specialisms offered in electronic engineering and biosciences, pupils greatly appreciate the opportunities they have to maintain breadth in their curriculum programmes
Ambition for the future is driven by a committed and dynamic headteacher who has a clear direction and energy to drive forward the actions needed to secure and sustain further improvement.
Clear vision for the school and the curriculum it offers. They are enthusiastic in their ambition to use industry links to provide realistic learning experiences for pupils. Pupils’ problem-solving and team-working skills improve as a result.
A newly appointed coordinator of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a passionate and committed advocate in ensuring that there are meaningful experiences for pupils to consider key issues
Pupils are positive about their experience of the school. Pupils who joined the school in Years 10 and 12 were keen to tell inspectors the reasons for making their choices and say that the school has ‘lived up’ to their expectations. The vast majority of pupils are articulate, confident and willing to talk about their experiences.