Staff and students at Wollaston School have celebrated the release of the school’s latest Ofsted report which recognised it as ‘good’ in all five areas of school life.
The effectiveness of the school was evaluated recently by Ofsted inspectors who gave the school the second highest of the four possible grades.
Their inspection report states: “Results in English and maths at GCSE are consistently good. By the age of 16, students are well equipped in the basic skills for the next step in their lives. The proportion of students achieving five GCSEs with grades of C and above, including English and maths, is higher than the national average.
“Teachers are good at making learning interesting by using different ways of working.
“Students say they like school and they feel safe and cared for. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. Students want to learn.”
Tony Cochrane, the school’s chairman of governors, said: “Of course I am delighted with the result which echoes what we already knew, that Wollaston is a very good school.
“The report indicates what we can do to improve further and I am in no doubt that with the continued commitment and support of everyone involved, Wollaston will soon become an outstanding school.”
Headteacher Michael Browne said: “I am absolutely delighted by the result. The report recognises the hard work of staff, students, governors and parents and celebrates Wollaston as a good school, well-positioned to make the next step to becoming an ‘outstanding’ school.”