A high school that won academy status two years ago has been deemed “good” by Government inspectors.
Andy Johnson, headteacher at Gaywood’s Springwood High School, said that maintaining its “good” rating with Ofsted in times of more stringent inspection requirements, proves the progress the school has made.
He said: “I think it was a good indication of the achievements of the school and recognises that we are doing things to produce even more improvement in the future.”
The school was graded good in every area including achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
The school’s last Ofsted, in 2011 – when it became an academy, also graded it as “good” overall.
Academies are given more freedoms to control how they deliver the curriculum, pay and conditions for staff and do not have to answer to the local authority.
The Ofsted report said: “Dedicated teachers work extremely hard to ensure that students make good progress, behave well in lessons and have excellent opportunities to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.”