The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) conducted their inspection of the school on November 15th 2016.
The inspection team observed 39 lessons taught by 34 teachers, six of which were jointly observed with senior leaders. Inspectors observed the college’s work and looked closely at its analysis of students’ progress and attainment. Meetings were held with groups of students, the Chair of the Governing Body, staff, community partners and local authority officers.
Superb staff and pupil relationships across the school ensure that the atmosphere is calm and purposeful. Pupils socialise together across all year groups and are very proud of their school. They are routinely polite and courteous and show respect and understanding towards their differing cultures and faiths. Staff encourage pupils to celebrate their differences while learning how to be model citizens and thrive in modern Britain.
Pupils enjoy coming to school and attend regularly. The school actively promotes and encourages healthy eating and lifestyles. Pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development is encouraged through activities such as the ‘sport and thought therapy’ programme and the wide variety of extra-curricular activities on offer. Girls in the sixth form integrate fully into the life of the whole school.