Ofsted Inspection 2010
'This is an outstanding school.'
The school was last fully inspected in February 2010. The full report is available by clicking the link to the right.
The school was praised for its work across the whole of its activities. The category 'outstanding' is only awarded to the best school in the country. This report puts us within the top 17% of schools. Some of the quotes from the report are:-
- The school's specialism of business and the Co-operative movement's support chime with its ethos of equality, fairness
- sustainability, and permeate all that it does.
This is an outstanding school that constantly strives for excellence in all it does.
The school provides an outstanding curriculum, by "putting co-operation into the curriculum". The school's specialism impacts both within and beyond specialist subjects.
Innovative approaches capture students' interest.
Opportunities for spiritual, cultural and moral considerations are outstanding
Students' excellent behaviour and attitudes around the site and in lessons makes a significant contribution to the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school.
Community cohesion is a strength of the school and is integral to its specialism of business and the Co-operative movement. This has helped the school develop strong links locally, nationally and internationally.
In addition, students participate in a wide range of young enterprise activities as true workers' cooperatives, thereby embedding fair-trade practices and sustainability and the development of effective business skills.
Excellent relationships between staff and students
and in talking to pupils...
The development of the school as a business and enterprise college with the Co-operative movement has enriched your education and provided you with some world class experiences
You achieve well at school.
You can also read to Ofsted Report in full here