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, Headteacher

  1. Ofsted Inspection Report 22nd-23rd May 2013
  2. Letter from Ofsted dated 15th March 2012 - Idsall's Interim Assessment

Idsall School is a charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 08976748 whose registered office is at Idsall School, Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8PD