Following the Inspection in November 2016, the school was visited by HMI Debbie Redshaw, an Ofsted Inspector, on 9th June 2017 in order to review progress that was being made. She concluded that ‘…. leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the last inspection in order to become a good school’.

During the inspection, meetings were held with senior and middle leaders, the governing body and a representative of the local authority. The inspector observed learning and scrutinised work in books as well as speaking informally to pupils during lessons and at breaktime. A number of policies and documents were evaluated.

The inspector found that:

  • Senior leaders, governors, the local authority and middle leaders have produced appropriate plans for school improvement;
  • Teaching and learning is an improving picture;
  • Boys’ work is improving;
  • Middle leadership is improving;
  • Governors are knowledgeable about the school’s strengths and priorities for development.

The impact of actions taken since the last inspection is very positive and is testament to the commitment of the whole school community to drive improvement.