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Ashby School is 'a good school' across the board, according to Ofsted inspectors who visited the school in 2015.
Following a two day inspection, Ofsted found that the school was ‘good’ in all areas and that its boarding establishment was ‘outstanding’.
Inspectors assessed the achievement of pupils, the quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils, the effectiveness of school leaders and the sixth form.
Among their findings, inspectors concluded that:
- Good teaching ensures that students make good progress across a range of GCSE subjects, particularly mathematics and science;
- Teachers are effective in making students enthusiastic about their learning;
- Senior leaders check students' progress regularly and have a good understanding of how well different groups of students are achieving;
- Students enjoy being at the academy and feel safe. Parents agree.
Inspectors also praised 'the wide range of extra musical, sporting and artistic trips and activities' and said that students 'are proud of the academy', resulting in very little litter or graffiti.
The school’s boarding establishment, School House, was found to be outstanding in every category with boarders making 'outstanding personal progress'. Inspectors concluded that: ‘boarders are happy and speak warmly of the consistently good care, guidance and support they receive, adied by strong links with the main academy'.
School House was judged to have a 'very positive and relaxed ethos'. The induction of new boarders was described as 'a key strength'.
Headteacher Eddie Green said: "“The report makes excellent reading and reflects many of the very positive aspects of our work. We are always striving to make improvements to what inspectors found is already a very good learning experience with excellent outcomes for our students.”
The inspection was carried out in February 2015, with two days’ notice.
Read the full report below.
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