Inspectors carried out this graded inspection on 27th and 28th September 2022 under section 5
of the Education Act 2005.

 Overall effectiveness  Good
 The quality of education  Good
 Behaviour and attitudes  Good
 Personal development  Good
 Leadership and management  Good
 Sixth-form provision  Outstanding
 Previous inspection grade (2017)  Good

Summary of key findings


  • Leaders have high expectations for every pupil’s behaviour and attainment.
  • Lesson routines are well established.
  • Pupils in Years 7 to 11 study in calm classrooms.
  • Leaders are ambitious about what they want pupils to learn.
  • Subject leaders identify the important knowledge that must be taught, and when.
  • Across the school, teachers have good subject knowledge.
  • Sixth form students develop excellent subject knowledge.
  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) follow the same curriculum as their peers.
  • Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.
  • Pupils and students are polite and helpful.
  • Pupils feel safe.
  • Pupils do not worry about bullying. Staff deal with bullying on the rare occasions it does occur.
  • Leaders have designed a well sequenced personal development programme. Pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain.
  • Leaders provide a wealth of careers information and guidance.
  • Leaders have created opportunities for pupils to join in with clubs and activities.
  • Leaders make wider opportunities available.


  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
  • Leaders have established a culture of safeguarding.
  • Pupils are taught about how to keep themselves safe.

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