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Idsall School

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Ofsted Report

We were inspected by Ofsted on May 22nd and May 23rd 2013 and were judged to be a GOOD school overall:

Overall effectiveness -  GOOD
Achievement - GOOD
Quality of teaching - GOOD
Behaviour and safety of pupils - GOOD
Leadership and management - GOOD

The text of the report is extremely positive – here are some examples:

“Students achieve well and leave school with results above national average.”

“Students make good progress in all year groups and develop skills in literacy and numeracy at a brisk pace.”

“Teaching throughout the school is good and some is outstanding. As a result students learn successfully and their achievement is good.”

“Students behave with courtesy and respect around school and in lessons. They feel safe and are keen to learn.”

“Leaders and governors know the school’s strengths and weaknesses and use detailed plans and well-chosen actions to improve the quality of teaching and standards that students achieve.”

“The sixth form is good. Students make good progress, especially in Year 12. The proportion of students staying on into Year 13 is above the national average.”

“Students take part in a wide range of good quality activities after school.”

“Students feel safe in school and their parents agree. They know how to keep themselves safe in a variety of situations, including when using the internet.”

“Students are adamant that there is very little bullying and that when it does occur, that it is dealt with effectively”

“Students attendance is consistently above national average reflecting that they enjoy coming to school.”

"Spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the students is a strength, as a result of a range of opportunities to develop these aspects."

Mr P Bourton