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Ashby School continues to be a ‘good school’, according to Ofsted inspectors who carried out the latest inspection in April 2018.
Three inspectors spent a day at the school and praised the Headteacher, governors and senior leaders for being ‘aspirational for the school’ and ‘determined to realise future improvements and success.’
Student safety, behaviour and the Sixth Form were all singled out as particular strengths.
On the issue of safety, the report said ‘Pupils told inspectors they feel safe at the school and are well cared for…Incidents of bullying are rare. ‘
Regarding behaviour, inspectors concluded ‘The general behaviour of pupils around the school site and in lessons is good. There is a strong and supportive ethos based on community values. Relationships between staff and pupils are good and pupils value the pastoral care provided by the school.’
The Sixth Form was described as ‘a strength of the school. Standards in both academic and vocational courses have improved over the last three years…Students are proud to be part of the Sixth Form and speak very positively about their experience.’
Sixth Formers were said to be ‘well prepared for their next steps in education, employment or training.’
Across the school, inspectors found that ‘senior leaders continue to develop and improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment’ which led to ‘progress in some subject areas in 2017’.
Inspectors also highlighted areas for improvement, including further steps to improve the attendance and progress of disadvantaged students. Overall, rates of student attendance have improved since the last inspection.
The school was also tasked to ensure students in Years 10 and 11 make more consistent progress in some subjects.
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