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'Good' news from Ofsted

We're celebrating after being rated as a good school by Ofsted following an inspection on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October.

In all areas of inspection – effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare, and outcomes for pupils – we were judged to be good, meaning we join a very small percentage of schools that have gone from an inadequate rating to a good in such a short space of time.  

Amongst many positive comments, the report states that, since 2017, Bishop Perowne leaders have transformed every aspect of the school ensuring the curriculum meets pupils' needs. Additionally, it notes that attendance, teaching and student behaviour have all improved, that the school is a calm and purposeful place and that provision for disadvantaged pupils, or those who have additional educational needs, has been enriched.  

Mr Pollard, Headteacher, commented:

"Everyone at Bishop Perowne is delighted at being rated as a good school. We were confident that the changes we were implementing at the time of our previous inspection would be transformative, and the rapid improvement is testament to how all staff, students, governors and parents have worked together to achieve the best for our students."

The inspection report comes on the back of our record-breaking year of GCSE results in the summer. The progress made by our students over the past two years makes us the most improved school in the county and also in the top 2% of the most improved schools in the country.

Mr Pollard added:

"As in all reports, Ofsted has made suggestions about areas that can be developed further and we are all committed to ensuring every Bishop Perowne student receives a high standard of education."

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