This is a good school.
- Leadership and management are good. The school is led effectively by the headteacher, who, in conjunction with other senior leaders and an extremely effective governing body, has done a great deal to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement.
- Students’ achievement is good. The percentage of students achieving five or more grade A* to C GCSEs, including English and mathematics, has risen significantly over the past four years and is now above the national average.
- Staff and students treat each other with respect and behaviour across the school is good. Students feel safe and are proud of their community school. Attendance is above average.
- Teaching is good, with examples of outstanding practice. In the best lessons, teachers have an accurate understanding of the ability levels of each student and set work accordingly, encouraging high levels of independence and aspiration.