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Key Quotes

Pupils make good progress because leaders and teachers have high expectations of them

As a result, most pupils pay attention in lessons and work as hard as they can

Leaders focus relentlessly on the quality of teaching and on the progress pupils make

They intervene promptly to support any pupils who may be underachieving

Teachers ask questions that probe pupils’ understanding and require them to explain their thinking. Consequently, pupils gain and consolidate their knowledge and skills well in a range of subjects

Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported to learn well and make increasingly strong progress. The differences between outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and other pupils in the school are diminishing rapidly

Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They wear their uniform with pride and ensure that the school site is free from litter and graffiti

Pupils enjoy school, as seen by their good rates of attendance, which are in line with the national average for secondary schools

The curriculum is broad and balanced. Pupils also benefit from a wide range of clubs, educational visits and after-school activities

Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. They are open-minded, tolerant and reject all forms of discrimination.

Students in the sixth form make good progress because the curriculum meets their needs and teachers provide consistently high levels of challenge

The Ormiston Academies Trust provides effective support to the school

Governors carry out their duties diligently and have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses

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