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Following its latest inspection in October 2019, the quality of education at Ashby School was rated 'good'.
The behaviour and attitudes of students was also rated 'good'.
Sixth Form provision was also judged to be 'good'.
Inspectors found that 'Across most curriculum areas, particularly in the Sixth Form, the quality of education is good. Leaders are ambitious for pupils'.
They also concluded that: 'Pupils, including in the Sixth Form, know that teachers want them to do well. Teachers are fair and consistent. they expect pupils to behave well and lessons run smoothly...Most pupils enjoy school. They get on well with each other and their teachers.'
On the issue of safeguarding, the school was judged to be 'inadequate' - a ruling that has been robustly challenged by the school.
In a letter to parents, Headteacher Geoff Staniforth said: "An element of the inspection team felt there were issues with our split site and the road that students have to cross. Many of you will have attended Ashby School yourselves and be fully aware of the crossing arrangement that students manage successfully on a daily basis. It has certainly never been an issue in my 35 years at the school nor in any of the previous Ofsted inspections.
"Unfortunately, this inspection focused largely on the issue of student safeguarding and found it to be inadequate. Under the current Ofsted framework, safeguarding is a ‘limiting judgement’ which means that, if safeguarding is deemed to be inadequate, this judgement takes precedence over all other judgements, even if they are ‘good’."
Click here to read the Headteacher's letter in full.
Click here to read the school's latest Performance Tables